Frats thwart hazing warnings, according to recent reports

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Educators and fraternity officials conducting the reviews have uncovered hazing at almost two-thirds of the 61 colleges whose reports were obtained by Bloomberg News. They include well-regarded private institutions such as Elon University in North Carolina and premier public schools such as the College of William & Mary in Virginia and Binghamton University in New York. Students suffered such abuses as sleep deprivation and the forced eating of raw chicken.

Reviewers found excessive drinking at half of the colleges, such as prestigious Duke University. At one-third, including Arizona State, they found both hazing and drinking. They urged schools to create anti-hazing hotlines, cooperate with police and bar owners to provide safe rides for students and assign faculty advisers to fraternity chapters.

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