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Women athletes at Bowling Green defeated by hazing: school takes strong action

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“We felt that was important from the severity of the issue and the importance of trying to send a message to the team of how serious we take this as a department,” said Athletics Director Greg Christopher.

The team was also placed on university probation until the end of the 2007 spring semester. In addition, all returning members of the team must perform five hours of service at the student health center.

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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