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Miami University fraternities have until Feb. 23 to initiate new members, then their governing body is shutting things down.

Evelyn Piazza wears a heart-shaped pendant around her neck. It has her son Timothy's thumb print on it. When she runs her finger across it she says it's like holding his hand.

Piazza's son was a sophomore at Penn State last year, when he died from injuries suffered after fraternity hazing rituals. Now she dreads the days leading up to the first anniversary of Timothy's death on Sunday.

Clare Roth / WOSU

After Ohio State suspended all male fraternities in November for alarming allegations of student conduct violations, several have since been granted permission to resume their activities. But the suspensions have cast a long shadow over sorority and fraternity recruitment week.

Ohio State

The Ohio State University has indefinitely suspended 37 fraternities on campus, effective immediately. The suspension includes all social, recruitment and new member activities.

Hazing on College Campuses

Oct 13, 2017
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Hazing has been part of the fabric of college life for centuries. Yet, year after year, incidents emerge where young people take these acts too far, sometimes to deadly results. Today, we examine the outlook of hazing on college campuses and their Greek life communities.

Hazing on College Campuses

Oct 5, 2017
Laura LaRose / Flickr

Hazing has been part of the fabric of college life for centuries. Yet, year after year, incidents emerge where young people take these acts too far, sometimes to deadly results. Today, we examine the outlook of hazing on college campuses and their Greek life communities.

Wheaton College

Noah Spielman, the son of former Ohio State football player Chris Spielman, is among five college football players facing felony charges in Illinois over an alleged hazing incident.

OSU Marching Band Culture and Title IX

Jul 28, 2014

11:00

News of the sexualized culture of OSU's marching band has shocked the public, and led to the recent termination of the band's director. This hour we'll look more closely into alleged violations of Title IX, the 1972 amendment prohibiting sex discrimination in educational settings. We'll also discuss the pervasiveness and dangers of hazing.

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Ohio State Marching Band culture

Jul 25, 2014

10 am Ohio State Marching Band Director Jon Waters was terminated on Thursday after a university investigation uncovered a sexualized culture within the marching band. Waters’ firing comes after a two-month investigation prompted by complaints made by a parent of a band member. The investigation uncovered sexually-explicit activities which appear to have gone for years. This hour we'll be taking your calls for reaction to the punishment.