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Post: Jane Mayer: Freedom of Info request sheds light on hazing in Iowa athletics

Read the whole story here by Erin Jordan, Gazette


IOWA CITY — Nearly 8 percent of University of Iowa student-athletes surveyed last year said they witnessed or were subject to bullying or hazing by their coach, and nearly one-quarter said they would not approach their coach with concerns about the team.

Summaries of student-athlete surveys, obtained by The Gazette through an open records request, shed light on an athletics department that in May paid $6.5 million to settle legal cases that included court testimony about how Hawkeye coaches treat their players.

Go right to the survey

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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