There is much in the recent Rolling Stone hazing exposé that I find to be true. In particular, I am struck by the author's musing that a student might die one day as a result of hazing. His sentiment gave me pause. Because I was very nearly that death.
In 1845, professors and college presidents felt they were dealing with students whose behavior was beyond their control. Fast forward 150 years. Do administrators and parents have similar concerns today?
As we watch uprisings in other parts of the world, we don't recognize that it takes popular participation to stop the bullying. Instead, we fix our own addictions by visiting the modern Coliseum of TV or Twitter to see who said what.