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Washington State fraternity ills

Washington State University is removing 32 freshmen from two fraternities for their own safety after allegations of hazing, including an alleged incident that resulted in a broken jaw.
The Theta Chi and Delta Chi residents will be temporarily relocated to campus residence halls, according to a statement released late Wednesday afternoon by WSU.
The Student Conduct Board is investigating those involved in the alleged assaults, according to WSU, and disciplinary action is possible.
“We understand that asking students to pack up and move to a different residence on such short notice is not ideal for all involved. But our goal is to help provide these students with a living environment that supports rather than detracts from their educational experience,” vice president for WSU’s Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity Michael Tate said in the statement.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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