Tag: National Study of Student Hazing

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Family channels grief into gift to support UMaine’s hazing prevention research

When Jolayne Houtz remembers her son, Sam Martinez, words like “adored,” “gifted,” “warm” and “athletic” come to mind.  “The thing I always remember about Sam was that he was really loyal,” Houtz says. “He always wanted to be there for his friends if they were having a hard time. Just always supportive and kind.” Growing […]

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Seattle TV station cites UMaine hazing study

KING-TV (Channel 5 in Seattle, Washington) cited a 2008 study led by University of Maine professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan, which found 47% of students have experienced hazing before college. The story focused on an investigation revealing a hazing incident at a Seattle area public high school.

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