Moderator note: I respectfully disagree with NPR writer’s calling Matt’s death an accident. His hazing resulted in a felony conviction. That conviction of Gabriel Maestreti says this was no accident. Read about Matt’s Law, his legacy, in California.
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.