Moreover, for that matter I hope to find a reputable geology record to verify that the boy actually died (given the frequent press errors of the day–Hank Nuwer December 23, 2017.5) 1892 Yale University (Connecticut) Delta Kappa Epsilon A blindfolded student named Wilkins Ruskin was killed in an accident in an initiation incident condemned then as outdated “criminal recklessness” by the national fraternity, according to a published article by Fred Kershner (now deceased), formerly of Columbia Teachers College and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.
Thus, the Leggett and Berkeley deaths were written off as unfortunate accidents.
Cornell Kappa Society lost two pledges and were judged blameless.
Moore died following a snapped neck in a traditional fight between first- and second-year students. The basin was dry at the time and tho lad received internal injuries from the fall.
10) 1900 United States Military Academy (New York) Illness that revealed hazing abuses Although the death of plebe Oscar Booz was considered illness-caused by a committee of inquiry, those members of the U. House of Representatives on the committee determined that he also had been hazed maliciously by upperclassmen. C Porter Military Academy (South Carolina) Accident during hazing. Before he died he did not give the names of the cadets who had mistreated him, and It Is said no action will be taken In the matter.
14) 1903 Barton, Vermont Bullying and Torture Three preteen males decided to pick on 9 year-old Ralph Canning by having him perform mock hazing acts such as sitting and standing on heated rocks. A newspaper account reported that he suffered multiple injuries as a result of striking his head and subsequent piling on during an initiation 17) 1905 Kenyon College (Ohio) Delta Kappa Epsilon Accidental Death Following a Hazing Stuart L.
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.
See also article below from Berkshire eagle dated Nov.
5, 1863 clipping_15952902 Direct link to Berkshire Eagle reference to death.
3) 1873 Cornell University (New York) Kappa Alpha Society Mortimer N.
Leggett died in a fall into a steep gorge while on a walk in the dark required by fraternity members.
Berkeley drowned while completing a pledging errand.