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New York’s bill passes and a Plattsburgh State Fraternity Stands Accused of Hazing

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An anonymous report to University Police claims Pi Alpha Nu was recently guilty of hazing. The college immediately ordered all pledging activities at the frat to cease. It could do nothing less, fresh on the heels of the mortal hazing by Psi Epsilon Chi.

Incidentally, Sen. Betty Little’s bill to increase penalties for hazing — to seven years for first degree and four for second degree — was approved with unanimous support in the Senate March 5.

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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