Latest Hazing Stories

2013-10-24 10:29:59

It happens in military units, street gangs and even among athletes on sports teams. In some cultures, the rituals mark the transition from adolescence to adulthood. And in fraternities and sororities, it's practically a given. With a long history of seemingly universal acceptance, the practice of hazing is an enduring anthropological puzzle. Why have so many cultures incorporated it into their group behavior? Aldo Cimino, a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara,...

2013-02-28 23:02:02

Sport Success 360, a new online Sport Education Training Course, was designed by Dr. Chris Stankovich to quickly assist coaches, parents, administrators, and student athletes with the growing number of contemporary psychosocial issues and concerns impacting youth and interscholastic sports. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 More young athletes than ever before are burned out from high intensity sports, caught up using performance enhancing supplements, embarrassed by aggressive...

2009-03-16 09:22:00

13 Episode Series To Premiere This Summer NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all about football at Blue Mountain State University, but being an incoming freshman on the national championship team consists of much more than that... there's also girls, partying, hazing and of course, class. Spike TV has greenlit 13 episodes of the scripted half-hour comedy series, "Blue Mountain State," it was announced today by Kevin Kay, president, Spike TV. Produced by Varsity Pictures' Brian Robbins...

2008-10-14 18:00:21

Middlebury College will host two days of anti-hazing campus events, FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, on October 22 and 23, 2008, in conjunction with National GORDIEday and National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Presented by The Gordie Foundation, this year's inaugural National GORDIEday will help raise awareness about the dangers of binge drinking and hazing and commemorate the lives of more than 1,700 students who die each year as a result of alcohol-related incidents. On Wednesday,...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

"HAZE," a full-length documentary film examining the college drinking culture in America, including the 2004 death of college freshman Gordie Bailey following a fraternity hazing incident at the University of Colorado, will make its World Premiere at the 16th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York. Screenings will be held on Thursday, October 16, at 7 p.m. and Friday, October 17, at 9 p.m. at United Artists Cinema 3 (30 Main Street in East Hampton, NY, 11937)....

2008-09-23 21:00:00

By Harold McNeil Jean Alberti, an expert on child psychology and behavior, has taken a keen interest in allegations of hazing by three former baseball players from Wilson High School in Niagara County. Alberti discussed some of her views on the case and, more generally, the issue of bullying during a lecture Monday in Baird Hall at the University at Buffalo sponsored by the Graduate School of Education. Why, she wondered aloud, would the two adult coaches on the school bus when the...

2005-01-12 07:03:52

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) -- In a city where a huge flock of crows has been pestering people for years, officials are fighting back with a hazing program aimed at disrupting the birds' sleep with noise and light and driving them into the countryside. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state Department of Environmental Conservation started harassing the crows Monday, and will continue through the week using hand-held lasers, pyrotechnics and amplified crow distress calls....

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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