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Recent quotations on hazing

“Hazing: an abominable practice in which participants/victims die, and that very death overshadows their precious lives.” Quotation from –HANK NUWER, author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives

“There is definitely this moment in time where society is not willing to accept behavior that in the past has been acceptable.” TRACY MAXWELL, the founder of, an anti-hazing organization, on a crackdown on college fraternity parties and initiations amid worries of binge drinking, sexual assault and even deaths. Quoted in New York Times

“If we could create higher education from scratch, would we have organizations that divide people by race, class and gender at institutions that are supposed to be encouraging diversity?” John Hechinger quoted by reporter Frank Bruni

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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