Topic: Ricky Jones
The Florida A&M University Marching 100 band hired a new director but remains suspended. Administrators say they want to root out the culture of hazing that led to Robert Champion's death.
The apparent drowning deaths of two Virginia State University freshmen are refocusing attention on the role of college and university officials in curbing a culture of hazing and abuse on campus.
The hazing death of a member of the Florida A&M marching band has led to the resignation of the university president and a wrongful death lawsuit and likely will serve as a warning to US campus leaders.
Initiation rites are so ingrained in parts of college life that even egregious incidents aren't enough to eradicate hazing, experts say. Investigations into last month's death of a FAMU band major are under way.
12/02/2011 03:54 pm