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University of Kentucky: Nothing to cheer about

The University of Kentucky fired its entire cheerleading staff after a monthslong hazing investigation found instances of public nudity as well as alcohol use that required medical attention. Some cheerleaders protested the decision, with one calling the nationally known program the “epitome of professionalism” on social media. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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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