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The sad attacks in high school athletics seem replicated at Wheaton: Chicago columnist reflects

Here is the new column from Madhu Krishnamurthy.  I thank her for her excellent questions asked me.

Excerpt:

“There is no acceptable level” of hazing in high school or college sports, says Hank Nuwer, who has written several books about hazing as a social problem and lectured on the subject at colleges nationwide.

What sometimes is referred to as good-natured hazing “is an oxymoron,” said Nuwer, 71, professor of journalism at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. “It only takes one player to have that permission to take things out of bounds.”

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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