Advertisement
HomeCollectionsHazing
IN THE NEWS

Hazing

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 10, 2013
The Towson University cheerleading team has a right to appeal the suspension handed down for alleged hazing, however, the details of what supposedly happened must be made public ("Appeal hearing scheduled for Towson cheerleaders," Sept. 5). Towson University is a public institution. Therefore, the public has a right to know the charges. Also, in the current politically correct world we live in, hazing is nothing more than bullying. If this is true, the suspension must be upheld. C.D. Wilmer, Baltimore
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Towson University's top-ranked cheerleading team encouraged its new members to drink alcohol before they put on blindfolds, pulled adult diapers over their shorts and performed a dance described as a hazing ritual last summer, newly released documents show. The documents, obtained by The Baltimore Sun in a public records request, outline violations of the student code - including serving alcohol to those under 21 - and detail for the first time why Towson's cheerleading team was suspended by the university for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Advertisement
NEWS
January 17, 2014
I am forever grateful that my Kappa Alpha fraternity at Washington College didn't conduct childish hazing like Sigma Alpha Epsilon is accused of doing at Salisbury University ( "Legislators propose tougher penalties for hazing in wake of Salisbury University case," Jan. 13). Our pledges were assigned duties such as cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming rugs, painting steps, cutting grass and wiping down the windows of the fraternity house. These and other chores kept the house and grounds sparkling and made us look forward to becoming full-fledged members who could sit back and watch the next group of pledges do the work.
SPORTS
Mike Preston | March 28, 2014
When Cornell's lacrosse program was going through troubled times last fall and the early part of the winter, interim head coach Matt Kerwick's mind shot back to the summer of 2012. On June 25 that year, Kerwick pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in a Fairfax County, Va., court while he was an assistant at Georgetown. "Last year when I spoke with the team, I told them we all make mistakes," said Kerwick, who replaced Ben DeLuca in November 2013 after a hazing incident at Cornell. "I told them how I had learned so much from my mistake and it helped me grow as a person.
NEWS
By Rowland Nethaway | February 18, 1997
BLACK ACTIVIST H. Rap Brown spoke a truth Americans didn't want to hear in 1967 when he said, ''Violence is as American as cherry pie.''The blood pinning of paratrooper wings on young men who successfully completed training in an elite Marine Corps unit is proof that hazing is as American as apple pie.It's not that Americans should be violent. Neither should we haze. We do it because it's in our nature.We can deplore violence until the cows come home, but there's no denying that there's little that Americans love more.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | June 9, 1994
UPPER MARLBORO -- The long-delayed trial of 24 members of a University of Maryland College Park fraternity accused of hazing was postponed yesterday because the attorney for most of the defendants was in Baltimore defending city Comptroller Jacqueline F. McLean.William H. Murphy Jr. asked for a delay during a conference call in the chambers of District Judge Thurman H. Rhodes.The trial, which has now been postponed three times, was rescheduled for tomorrow.The 24 members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity were charged in May 1993 with beating six new members during initiation.
SPORTS
September 9, 2003
The University of Maryland athletic department is investigating allegations of hazing and underage drinking by members of the men's and women's lacrosse teams, The Diamondback, the student newspaper, reported in yesterday's editions. An athletic department official told the paper that an e-mail had been received, saying violations had occurred. Athletic department officials questioned players and coaches on both teams last week, executive senior associate athletic director Kathy Worthington told the paper.
SPORTS
From Sun staff and news services | April 19, 2012
Lauren Paul (McDonogh), who won a Division III national championship as the women's lacrosse coach at Franklin & Marshall, has been fired by the Lancaster, Pa., school after an investigation into a hazing complaint. Paul was dismissed Tuesday, and a group of junior and senior players was suspended for the rest of the season for planning and carrying out the hazing, which occurred last year, Kent Trachte , the school's dean, wrote in a letter sent to members of the college community.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | June 21, 1995
A lawsuit against the McDonogh School by a former student who was bound and abused in a March 1994 hazing incident was dismissed in midtrial yesterday by a Baltimore County judge.Before the case was abruptly ended, John Richard Working, who was a freshman at the time and a son of the school's football coach, told the Circuit Court jury of the hazing and his subsequent anxiety attacks.He said he was called to a McDonogh senior's hotel room in Orlando the last night of a preseason practice trip with the school's baseball team.
NEWS
By Michael James and Lem Satterfield and Michael James and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writers | May 11, 1994
The mother of a 16-year-old student at the McDonogh school filed a $1 million lawsuit yesterday, charging that the school allowed her son to be humiliated by upper classmen who tied, gagged and doused him with urine in a hazing ritual.As a result of the hazing, the student, John Working, and his brother Michael severely beat one of the upperclassmen in a retaliatory attack, police said. Both the Workings were charged with assault and were dismissed from McDonogh.Their mother, Carole Working, contended in the lawsuit that the 121-year-old private school condones hazing among students.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
Hal Stuart was appalled to learn his son was dunked in ice water, beaten with a paddle and driven around blindfolded in a speeding car, all part of a 2012 fraternity initiation at Salisbury University. Hoping to prevent other college students from being hazed, Stuart traveled Tuesday from Montgomery County to Annapolis to testify on a bill that would increase criminal fines for hazing. "You're letting these kids play Russian roulette with other kids' lives," Stuart told members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green and Alexander Pyles, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Baltimore school officials are investigating hazing allegations involving the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School football program, and parents are protesting the possibility that the school's celebrated coach might be removed. School officials declined to give details about the allegations or the investigation's status, saying the inquiry is continuing. "As the CEO, my job is to come to the aid of children," interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards said in an interview. "If a child is hurt, disrespected, harmed in any form or fashion, it's my job to find out. " Edwards declined to elaborate.
NEWS
January 17, 2014
I am forever grateful that my Kappa Alpha fraternity at Washington College didn't conduct childish hazing like Sigma Alpha Epsilon is accused of doing at Salisbury University ( "Legislators propose tougher penalties for hazing in wake of Salisbury University case," Jan. 13). Our pledges were assigned duties such as cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming rugs, painting steps, cutting grass and wiping down the windows of the fraternity house. These and other chores kept the house and grounds sparkling and made us look forward to becoming full-fledged members who could sit back and watch the next group of pledges do the work.
NEWS
January 16, 2014
University System of Maryland officials are considering stiffening the penalties for college fraternities whose initiation rites cross the line from good-natured teasing to hazing that threatens life and limb. Pledging to join a campus fraternity or sorority has always involved a certain amount of ritualized torment for those who would cross the burning sands to full membership. Mostly it's all in good fun. But the merriment is apt to fade quickly if the antics lead to someone being seriously injured or killed or leave lasting psychological scars.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | January 14, 2014
The chair of the University System of Maryland's education policy and student life committee said Tuesday that the committee would begin a review of all university policies on hazing, after a recent report of extreme hazing at Salisbury University that has lawmakers calling for tougher penalties. "Hazing is unlawful in Maryland," said chair Louise M. Gonzales at a committee meeting Tuesday. "There is no question that this board ... is opposed to anything unlawful. " Gonzales said that the university system does not have an umbrella hazing policy, but every college and university has its own that are detailed and all-encompassing.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
Two state legislators and the University System of Maryland chancellor say they support tougher penalties for hazing after a recent report detailed an extreme case at a Salisbury University fraternity chapter. State Sen. Jamie Raskin said he will introduce a bill in this year's legislative session to increase the criminal fine for hazing from $500 to $5,000. He said he was shocked by a recent report from Bloomberg that examined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter's alleged hazing, including paddle beatings, forced drinking and making pledges stand in trash cans full of ice water.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1994
UPPER MARLBORO -- Twenty-three members of a University of Maryland fraternity charged with beating new members avoided trial yesterday, with most of them agreeing to do community service.As part of the plea bargain, the 23 members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity chapter at College Park must apologize to the would-be member who reported the beatings and pay his medical bills.Hazing charges against 16 fraternity members were placed on an inactive docket while each of them performs community service.
NEWS
By Shanon D. Murray and David Michael Ettlin and Shanon D. Murray and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writers | April 15, 1993
The suspension of a campus fraternity during an investigation of alleged hazing and injuries to pledges was announced yesterday by the University of Maryland at College Park.Omega Psi Phi's suspension was prompted by an anonymous letter sent to university officials and police, as well as area news organizations.The letter named victims of alleged beatings as well as the "big brothers" of the fraternity who the writer said were responsible for the assaults."The university police immediately began an investigation which may result in the filing of criminal and/or campus disciplinary charges as the facts warrant," Dr. William L. Thomas Jr., the campus vice president for student affairs, said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells and Colin Campbell | December 31, 2013
Members of a fraternity chapter at Salisbury University beat a recruit with a paddle, forced pledges to drink until one vomited blood, and made students stand in trashcans full of icewater, according to an investigation this week by Bloomberg. The news outlet's story (read it here ) focuses on Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which according to Bloomberg has had nine deaths from drinking, drugs and hazing nationally since 2006. The founder of Salisbury's chapter withdrew a $2 million donation after the group was suspended by the university amid the hazing investigation, according to Bloomberg.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | November 10, 2013
Boys will be boys. Strip away the extraneous verbiage and that is what much of the defense of Richie Incognito boils down to. Mr. Incognito, a Miami Dolphins lineman, was booted from the team a few days ago -- perhaps permanently -- for abusive conduct, racist language and bullying behavior toward fellow lineman Jonathan Martin. Mr. Incognito's teammates are firmly on his side. "I don't feel like any hazing or anything like that was going on," Mike Wallace told my colleague, Greg Cote of The Miami Herald.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.