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Moderator opinion: Unlike University of Iowa, Northwestern University handles hazing matter appropriately

NU handled matter of female soccer team hazing by imposing small penalties and requiring educational program attendance. The school handled in textbook fashion to make appropriate response without over- or “under”-reacting. The school, most importantly, acknowledged that hazing took place and that it would not be tolerated. Compare NU’s handling of a hazing case with that of the University of Iowa.

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How Iowa ex-president and a hazing investigation team flouted Iowa hazing law: OPINION here

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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