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2 military college students plead not guilty in hazing case

May. 13, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Two Norwich University students have pleaded not guilty to charges related to a hazing investigation involving the women's rugby team at the private military college. One 22-year-old student pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of simple assault and...

Ex-fraternity president pleads guilty in deadly hazing case

May. 06, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A former fraternity president has pleaded guilty in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student. Daylen Dunson, 22, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges, including reckless homicide, tampering with evidence,...

University of Missouri proposes discipline for 13 students

May. 05, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has proposed disciplinary sanctions against 13 students as part of its investigation into an October fraternity pledge party that left a student from Minnesota with brain injuries. Federal student privacy law keeps the school from...

Defendants plead guilty in Stone Foltz hazing death

Apr. 28, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two former members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Bowling Green State University charged in the death of Stone Foltz pleaded guilty to the involvement in Foltz's death after taking a plea deal, the Wood County prosecutor said. Ben Boyers and Jarrett Prizel...

Inslee signs law intended to reduce hazing incidents

Mar. 31, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After Washington State University freshman Sam Martinez died from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity event in 2019, his parents became determined to prevent similar tragedies. One of Jolayne Houtz’s and Hector Martinez’s many goals was met Wednesday when...

Judge tosses suit over hazing claims on prep football team

Mar. 29, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former high school football players and their parents can't sue an ex-coach and others over claims that young team members were beaten in a hazing ritual, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Terry Moorer dismissed a lawsuit seeking $12 million from former...

WVU suspends fraternity related to hazing, reprimands 3 more

Mar. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has suspended Delta Chi fraternity in connection with a hazing incident, the school said. The fraternity's international headquarters also removed its recognition of the local chapter, WVU said. The university suspension is for...

Fraternity pledge's death a year ago spurs changes in hazing

Mar. 07, 2022 14:56 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — During the year since a fraternity pledge died from alcohol poisoning, Bowling Green State University has hired a hazing prevention coordinator and made it easier for students to tell the school about hazing, resulting in more reports. Seven fraternity members...