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  • Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing

    04/28/2017 8:41:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    news ^ | April 28, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals........
  • New MLB hazing rules ban dressing as women, offensive costumes

    12/12/2016 8:31:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2016
    NEW YORK -- That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified by both sides on Tuesday, the players' union agreed not to contest it. The policy, obtained by The Associated Press, prohibits "requiring, coercing or encouraging" players from "dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or...
  • Marines instructors under investigation after death of Muslim recruit

    07/01/2016 8:32:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Aidan Quigley
    The Marines have launched an internal investigation into staff at a boot camp in Parris Island, S.C., after Muslim recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in an apparent suicide 11 days after arriving. Fifteen drill instructors are now under investigation, as scrutiny increases of military practices that many believe cross the line from teasing, camaraderie, and toughening-up into danger. The Parris Island drill instructors face allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse, the Marines announced Thursday. The probe into Mr. Siddiqui's death has sparked a wider investigation into wrongdoing in his training unit, known as the "Thumping Third Battalion," as The Wall...
  • Dog injured in coyote attack in New Berlin, police have advice (WI)

    11/05/2015 9:54:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    Now: Suburban Roundup ^ | 11-2-15 | Jane Ford-Stewart
    New Berlin —In the wake of the Oct. 22 attack on a Bichon poodle in which a coyote carried the dog off but later dropped it, New Berlin police say they have information about what to do in coyote encounters. In the Oct. 22 incident, the dog was near a patio when it was snatched up and the dog owner was actually on the patio. He and his teenage son gave chase making noise and finally the coyote dropped the dog who needed stitches to close its wounds. The attack was the only one that police Capt. Michael Glider said...
  • 37 Face Charges in Hazing Death of Baruch College Freshman Michael Deng

    09/15/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tracy Connor
    A grand jury has recommended charges against three dozen members of a New York City college fraternity in connection with the death of a freshman who was killed during a "brutal" hazing ritual, police said on Monday. Five of the young men face third-degree murder charges. Police and prosecutors are expected to announce details at a Tuesday morning press conference. The victim, Michael Deng, went on a weekend retreat to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains with the Baruch College chapter of Pi Delta Psi in December 2013 and never came home. He and other pledges were were blindfolded and ordered to carry...
  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • Ben and Jerry’s Won’t Change ‘Hazed and Confused’ Flavor after Hazing Victims Complain

    10/20/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katherine Timpf
    Generally left-leaning ice-cream company Ben and Jerry’s has refused to rename its “Hazed and Confused” hazelnut ice-cream flavor despite cries from activists that it’s insensitive to hazing victims. “It didn’t make sense for us to change the name,” Ben and Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood told Bloomberg. “We named it after a pop-culture reference.” Greenwood said the company did not see anything about the flavor name that “even inferred” [sic] hazing. But that’s not how Lianna and Brian Kowiak of Tampa feel, who say they were “shocked” and “dismayed” to see an ice-cream flavor with that name. “The company completely...
  • When harmless fun crosses the line into hazing

    10/10/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 10, 2014 | Todd Harmonson
    ... The stomach-churning details emerging from the investigation into the football program at Sayreville War Memorial High in Parlin, N.J., nearly are matched by the nauseating reaction from parents appalled by the wise decision to cancel the school's football season... But while the Sayreville scandal is the one we're hearing about today, it sadly is only the latest in a seemingly ceaseless line of cases across the nation. "I believe hazing is getting worse and it is becoming more violent and more sexualized," said Susan Lipkins, a psychologist in New York and the author of "Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 104 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • New Jersey school cancels football season (Sayreville)

    10/07/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
    Officials at a central New Jersey high school that has won three sectional titles over the past four years canceled the football season amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. […] … The district already had canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Thursday between Sayreville War Memorial and South Brunswick, and announced that the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office was investigating the allegations. …
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media...
  • Will Miss America Kira Kazantsev be forced to relinquish crown in wake of sorority hazing scandal?

    09/24/2014 2:54:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/24/2014 | Diana Falzone
    Just a week into her reign as Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev has had to answer questions about a three month internship at Planned Parenthood and getting kicked out of her Hofstra University sorority for abusive hazing. “Under the broad definition of hazing, yes, I was involved,” Kazantsev told "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. “At the time, unfortunately, that was just the culture of the university, and I was hazed, and I was kind of brought up through the organization thinking that is appropriate behavior.” While the story made headlines and forced Kazantsev to explain her actions on national television,...
  • Wesleyan Tells Frats They Must Admit Women by 2017

    09/22/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 22, 2014 | Chris Caesar
    Connecticut’s Wesleyan University told campus fraternities Monday that they must support co-educational membership by 2017 or lose their official recognition at the school. “With equity and inclusion in mind, we have decided that residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years,” administrators told students in a campus-wide email. “If the organizations are to continue to be recognized as offering housing and social spaces for Wesleyan students, women as well as men must be full members and well-represented in the body and leadership of the organization.”
  • Franklin student enters plea in bus sex assault (Lesbian)

    09/06/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 50 replies
    WVEC ^ | September 5, 2014 | Nancy Drury Duncan
    A Franklin student who sexually assaulted two fellow volleyball team members on a school bus after a trip to a game in Northampton County was escorted to jail in tears after she pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. Aerial Darden, who was 17 at the time of the offense and a senior team captain, organized a group that held down a 13-year-old teammate, placed a pillow over her face and touched her inappropriately. The victim was on her first trip with the team. The attack came after Darden and others held the arms and legs of...
  • Father says daughter left UNM soccer team after similar hazing

    08/20/2014 8:52:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/19/2014 | Caleb James
    The father of a former UNM women's soccer player says the allegations that surfaced about a hazing incident Sunday night, when freshman players were allegedly forced to drink excessive alcohol, strip naked and sprayed with urine, don't sound too far-fetched. A police report says two freshmen went to the hospital for intoxication and a third had to be treated by medical responders after Sunday's incident. The university has cancelled the team's Friday season opener at Texas Tech. The Albuquerque father, who only wants to be identified as Doug, says his daughter left the UNM women's soccer team and the university...
  • Former UNM professor looked into female hazing in college sports in '04

    08/20/2014 9:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/19/2014 | Tessa Mentus
    The UNM women's soccer hazing incident has shocked many, possibly because it involves a female sports team when hazing is so often associated with male athletes. But female hazing isn't new. KOB talked to a professor who looked into this problem on women's teams when she worked at UNM ten years ago. ... She sent out surveys to Division I athletes in 2004, and nearly 1100 responded. She found, through the surveys, that nearly half of the female athletes who responded said they went through some type of hazing. ... even more troubling results when it came to athletic directors....
  • Lawyer: UNM women's soccer players forced to strip, drink alcohol, sprayed with urine

    08/19/2014 11:19:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/18/2014 | Caleb James
    Members of the UNM women's soccer team are alleging they were hazed by teammates Sunday night. A victim's parent confirmed to KOB Monday night that freshmen on the women's soccer team were forced to strip naked, consume large amounts of alcohol and were sprayed with urine. One of the victims ended up in the hospital, according to UNM police, who also said someone called 911 just before midnight Sunday night to report the incident. One victim's family has already retained an Albuquerque attorney who confirmed the information about the alleged hazing.
  • Ohio State band director Jonathan Waters may fight firing

    07/25/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-25-14 | Collin Binkley
    Ohio State University fired marching band director Jonathan Waters yesterday after a two-month investigation found that band leaders ignored a “sexualized” culture among students and didn’t take sexual-harassment training as recommended. The firing came two weeks after OSU leaders told Waters he could keep the job if he enacted a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment, his attorney, David Axelrod, said yesterday. The firing was a surprise to Waters, Axelrod said. “Jonathan has not decided precisely what action he will take,” Axelrod said. “He intends to defend his good name in one way or another.” Ohio State fired Waters, 38, after...
  • Ohio State fires band director Jonathan Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture

    07/24/2014 1:55:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 45 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 7/24/2014 | Staff
    Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation, triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. Waters, 38, was ousted from his post effective today, OSU President Michael V. Drake said. Details of the investigation are laid out in...
  • APNewsBreak: Military sex assault claims up 50 pct

    05/01/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 23 replies
    Washington Post/AP ^ | Unattributed
    Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies. But officials are still unhappy with the low number of male victims who reported sexual assault, and they say there will be a greater emphasis in the months ahead on getting men to come forward and seek help. Final data obtained by The Associated Press show that about 14 percent of the reports filed last...