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  • FAMU's probation lifted by accreditation group

    FAMU's probation lifted by accreditation group
    FAMU got off probation Tuesday, lifting a yearlong penalty sparked in part by the hazing death of Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion in Orlando. "While we celebrate, let's also remember we have to keep up the good work that led to this outcome,"...
  • Fraternity hazing death of New York student being investigated in Pa.

    Fraternity hazing death of New York student being investigated in Pa.
    Chen “Michael” Deng traveled with a group of as many as 30 friends to a sparsely populated area of Pennsylvania for a weekend of what was supposed to be fraternal bonding. It cost him his life, officials say. Deng, 19, a freshman at Baruch...
  • Lawyer in NIU hazing death says law unconstitutional

    Lawyer in NIU hazing death says law unconstitutional
    Students accused in the fraternity pledge death of an NIU student say their cases should be dismissed because the Illinois hazing law is too vague. A DeKalb county judge will hear their motion April 24 in the case against five fraternity brothers...
  • Teacher in class fight slow to report hazing incident, NAACP says

    Teacher in class fight slow to report hazing incident, NAACP says
    A fight between a student and a wrestling coach at Santa Monica High School has triggered concern among some community members who say the same coach previously failed to report an alleged hazing incident in a timely manner. Parents have swarmed to...
  • Senate approves 10-fold hike in hazing fines

    Senate approves 10-fold hike in hazing fines
    The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a ten-fold increase in the criminal fines that could be levied for hazing rituals at college campuses. The measure would raise the fine for the offense from $500 to $5,000. Under the bill, hazing would remain a...
  • FAMU band member sentenced to a year in jail in Robert Champion hazing case

    FAMU band member sentenced to a year in jail in Robert Champion hazing case
    Jessie Baskin, an admitted participant in the 2011 hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major, trembled Friday as a judge gave him nearly a year in the Orange County Jail for the crime. The 22-year-old musician, who pleaded no contest to...
  • Ex-FAMU band member gets 1 year in hazing death

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former Florida A&M University band member has become the first person to be sentenced to jail time for his role in the hazing death of a drum major. Jessie Baskin was sentenced Friday to 51 weeks in the county jail, five years of...
  • Case dropped in hazing-death case

    Case dropped in hazing-death case
    Prosecutors have dropped their case against Henry Nesbitt, one of the FAMU band members charged in the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, according to clerk's records and Nesbitt's attorney. Nesbitt, now 27, wasn't initially charged but was...
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon ends pledging process, citing hazing deaths

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon ends pledging process, citing hazing deaths
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation’s largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial “pledging” process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as “pledges” immediately would be treated as...
  • Alexander Ludwig hazed by Mark Wahlberg

    Alexander Ludwig hazed by Mark Wahlberg
    Before signing up to star in "Vikings," Alexander Ludwig became fascinated by the historical aspects of the series. That love of history and true-life stories also got him interested in the film "Lone Survivor." "Those are the kinds of movies I love...
  • Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing

    Lawmakers consider tougher fines for hazing
    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...