5) 1892 Yale University (Connecticut) Delta Kappa Epsilon A blindfolded student was killed in an accident in an initiation incident condemned then as outdated “criminal recklessness” by the national fraternity, according to a published article by Fred Kershner (now deceased), formerly of Columbia Teachers College and a fraternity member.
6) 1894 Cornell University (New York) Bystander accidental death A non-Cornell bystander accidentally died during a class prank involving deliberate use of chlorine gas. Henrietta Jackson will be chronicled in an in-depth investigative feature in Hank Nuwer’s 2018 book “Hazing: Destroying Young Lives” (Indiana University Press).
24) 1913 Purdue University (Indiana) Class hazing Francis W.
Obenchain died while participating in an annual scrap pitting first-year students against upperclass students.
Pierson was struck by a train after fraternity brothers left him on a bridge in an incident called “a mystery death” by Kenyon historian George Franklin Smythe.
Source: Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Kentucky” 12) 1903 University of Maryland, Baltimore campus Phi Psi Chi Inadequate forensic techniques of the day were unable to provide an exact cause of death other than “congestion of the lungs” for Martin Loew following a hazing by fellow students of the local dental fraternity that left Loew’s body bruised. While Mc Bride was hazed, his death of sepsis occurred five months later.
As a result of this sad accident class rushes were given up and during the past years, the students by their own action, have abolished hazing.” In the 1911 yearbook there is a page dedicated to this student, with his photograph. 22) 1909 (verified but number not yet entered) White School (Indiana) Hazing and retaliation After some bullies and hazers were reported, or thought to have been reported by Charles Stinson, he was hung upside down and left a long time to dangle. according to the Plymouth (IN) Tribune, March 25, 1909. Merriam, and Aubrey Hatch were found guilty of manslaughter.
23) 1912 University of North Carolina Class hazing Freshman Isaac Rand bled to death following a stunt in which his throat was accidentally sliced by a broken bottle after he was made to dance on a barrel. Originally sentenced to jail for work release, they eventually instead agreed to house arrest.
21) 1908 WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Massachusetts Freshman-sophomore class hazing “…A rush which took place on the evening of September 22, 1908, on the common, resulted in the death of Emil S.
(Ernie) Grau, of Wareham, a member of the Class of 1911.
8) 1899 Lawrenceville, New Jersey High School hazing (Details sketchy. Bergen, of this place, died from injuries received at a hazing at Lawrenceville. Young Bergen was twelve years old and a freshman at Lawrenceville.