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Oregon city agency reveals hazing: Probe

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PORTLAND — The maintenance division inside the Portland Bureau of Transportation has harbored a workplace culture where derogatory comments, unprofessional behavior and sexist attitudes are common, according to a consultant’s report.

The bureau commissioned the report after an internal investigation uncovered that a supervisor had routinely hazed employees of a sewer maintenance crew. The report was made public Tuesday.

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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