St. Mary's College of Maryland said farewell to the most talked-about dormitory in its history on Sunday when the Sea Voyager, a 286-foot cruise ship, pulled up anchor. The ship, docked beside campus on the St. Mary's River, had housed 240 students since early November.
Christopher King, a student at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, says he was hit in the back of the neck so forcefully and often during a recent hazing ritual at the school that he blacked out several times.
Colleges don't routinely call home at the first sign a student is in trouble. It's one of the ways college differs from high school: College officials view students as adults, capable of self-governance and entitled to a measure of privacy.
Citing its "grave concern" over hazing activities at Florida A&M University, the state's Board of Governors has called for an investigation into whether administrators did enough to prevent hazing in the famed marching band and throughout the campus.