Hazing News

Questions come to mind with U-Oregon’s response to a hazing.

Link to article at Register-Guard

Here are the questions–Moderator Hank Nuwer.

  1. Why no criminal charges here?
  2. Why have the names been kept from the public in this hazing incident. Oregon is a public institution.
  3. As Penn State, Texas and other colleges adopt transparency and put all club infractions prominently on a web site, why is Oregon playing the “information keep-away” game with the press? Hopefully, the Register-Guard will file a FOIA request as the San Diego, Grand Rapids, U-Georgia Red & Black have done when similarly information blocked.


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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