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New death added to hazing list: Lambda Chi Alpha

1964

University of Rhode Island

Lambda Chi Alpha

Fatality by automobile during all-night pledging

Sophomore Jose Manual Costa died and another youth with him was seriously inured. URI President Francis H. Horn fined the chapter $500 for hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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