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University of Miami’s Kappa Sigma back on campus. A video remembrance of Chad Meredith

Moderator:  My multimedia journalism class elected to create a short video recalling the life of deceased pledge Chad Meredith of Kappa Sigma. He drowned in a lake while partaking in a hazing stunt. His family lobbied to get the Florida hazing law tightened and toughened. Produced by Micahel Icenogle, Gabrielle Sully, Hannah Troyer, Carney Gillin and Will Reno.

See the video at

–Moderator Hank Nuwer


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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