| May 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The state’s felony hazing law withstood a constitutional challenge today in a case involving an NIU student who authorities said died after drinking too much alcohol at a pledge party.
The law prohibiting hazing is not overly broad or so vague...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:54 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:21 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Cal State Northridge students expressed shock and sadness Thursday over the death of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge during a hike in the Angeles National Forest.
"Oh my God, that's sad," said Joanna Amezcua, 23. "I don't think they should have gone...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The parents of the 26-year-old man killed in the FAMU hazing case did not feel like the sentence given to former drum major on Friday was strong enough.
Jarrod Deas was sentenced to five years probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading...