Maine news outlets boost hazing prevention summit, research

Attendees of this week’s Hazing Prevention Consortium (HPC) Summit at the University of Maine learned about tools and strategies for ending hazing on college campuses, and creating more inclusive, welcoming communities. WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor), WVII/WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) and News Center Maine boosted the summit held at Buchanan Alumni House June 4-5. The annual event was created and organized by StopHazing, a group founded by UMaine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan. It’s opportunity for representatives from institutions participating in the HPC initiative to network and share knowledge.

WMTW (ABC 8 in Portland) highlighted a related study from researchers, including Allan, that explores how the issues of hazing and white supremacy are related. Allan collaborated on the study with Kathleen Gillon, UMaine assistant professor of higher education; Cameron Beatty, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Florida State University; Cristobal Salinas Jr., associate professor of educational leadership and research methodology at Florida Atlantic University; and David Kerschner, a 2021 graduate of UMaine’s doctoral program in higher education and a postdoctoral fellow for research and evaluation at StopHazing.