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News stories tagged with "hazing"

Greek orgs. at SUNY Plattsburgh and UVM suspended

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) A fraternity at a northern New York state college has been suspended by its national organization after three members were charged with beating a fellow student outside the frat house.

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A fraternity and a sorority at the University of Vermont have been temporarily suspended while UVM police investigate allegations of excessive drinking.  Go to full article
Cody Baciuska, of Loomacres Wildlife Management, fires pyrotechnics into the sky to scare away Watertown's winter crow flock. Photo: Joanna Richards
Cody Baciuska, of Loomacres Wildlife Management, fires pyrotechnics into the sky to scare away Watertown's winter crow flock. Photo: Joanna Richards

Watertown scares away thousands of crows with pyrotechnics, noise

It's an eerie sight: Every winter, around dusk each night, a flock of between 20,000 and 30,000 crows gathers in the trees around the Black River in Watertown.

They can be a neat sight against the white winter landscape, but the city wants them gone. That's because they squawk and poop and generally annoy a lot of city residents. The city has hired a wildlife management company to disperse the birds.  Go to full article
She was being subjected to racist conduct that was not being addressed by the school district.

In Saranac Lake, racial bullying sparks $6 million lawsuit

A young girl who was bullied, harassed and assaulted in school because of her race has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit against the Saranac Lake Central School District.

The girl and her parents, Amy and Hiram Oliveras, filed a complaint last week in U.S. Northern District Court, alleging the school district violated her civil rights and the state's Human Rights Law by failing to protect her from bullying, racial discrimination and harassment.

Martha Foley reports,  Go to full article
I've been bullied and teased to deep depression. I've been kicked when I'm down

Saranac Lake's anti-bullying campaign is only a start

It was a year ago last week that an incident of racially fueled bullying at the Saranac Lake Middle School made headlines and put school officials in the hot seat.

One year later, the school district has completed a series of diversity and anti-bullying programs, activities and training sessions for its students, staff, teachers, principals and school board.

The effort was designed to change the culture of the school district. As Chris Knight reports, however, school officials admit they still have much more work to do.  Go to full article

SUNY Plattsburgh Students Dismissed and Suspended Following Hazing Death

More than half of the 21 students involved in a fatal hazing incident at Plattsburgh State College are being dismissed or suspended from the school. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Hazing Law Passes Senate

The state Senate passed a bill on Monday that makes some forms of hazing a felony. The legislation was crafted by North Country Senator Betty Little this spring after the death of an 18-year-old student at SUNY-Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

11 Arrested in Plattsburgh Hazing Death

Eleven members of the Psi Epsilon Chi fraternity in Plattsburgh have been charged with felony homicide following an alleged hazing death. Authorities say SUNY Plattsburgh freshman Walter Dean Jennings died in March after more than a week of torture and harassment. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Police Investigate the Death of a SUNY Plattsburgh Student

An 18-year old college fraternity pledge who died suddenly last week was remembered fondly by friends as police continued the investigation into his death. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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