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The Glass Ceiling: A must read article about the slaying of Michael Deng

Moderator:  This article is a must read for anyone seeking to see the place of Asian-Americans on a college campus. With sentencing for four hazing culprits set for next Monday, this article carefully recounts why and how Baruch student Mike Deng perished.

What a Fraternity Hazing
Death Revealed About the
Painful Search for an
Asian-American Identity

When Michael Deng, a college freshman, joined an Asian-American fraternity, he was looking for a sense of belonging and identity. Two months later he was dead.


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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