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This day in hazing: Iona has no duty to care

This day in hazing. December 13 Kevin Lawless died Dec. 13, 1999 during Hell Night drinking for the subrosa Sigma Tau Omega at Iona. A judge threw out the mother’s lawsuit against Iona, saying a school had no duty to protect the well being of students.

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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