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Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Adam DeRito: How can we prevent sexual assaults in military academies?

We interview Adam DeRito who enrolled in the US Air Force Academy in 2006 and eventually becomes an informant looking for misconduct from within the Academy. Adam was later a victim of a sexual assault and files a report of the incident with both the Academy and the local police in Fort Collins. Adam is then expelled just before graduation and the Academy asks him to pay a bill of over $200,000 for his education without giving him the degree that he earned. After enlisting in the Colorado National Guard in 2015 and then wanting to be a helicopter pilot in 2017, Adam found out that the US Air Force Academy listed several psychological conditions on his record while he was a civilian. You’ll also hear about his case in the US District Court in Colorado. Given this experience, Adam shares his advice for today’s college students that are victims of a sexual assault, and also what the military academies could do to reduce the number of sexual assault incidents. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xixNXEwElcA

The importance of communication and relationships across councils in Fraternity & Sorority Life

Edson O’Neale and Mike Ayalon from Greek University hosted a session tonight called “Let’s Be Honest, We Need Each Other”. This was a conversation about the importance of communication, understanding, and relationships across Fraternity & Sorority Life councils. Thank you to our special guests including Jessica Snell representing NMGC, Clifford Temprosa representing NAPA, Jarred Pernier representing NPHC, Julenny (JuJu) Rodriguez representing NALFO, Tyler Parker representing Panhellenic, and Wakens Leonard representing IFC. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7np-nf5eFA

Making Hazing History with Mike & Hank: Hazing in Professional Sports

Welcome to our next episode of Making Hazing History with Mike & Hank! Our co-host today is Hank Nuwer, the Author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing and The Hazing Reader. Today Hank and I talk about hazing in professional sports, including the NFL and MLB. We discuss incidents with Andre Royal with the New Orleans Saints, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin with the Miami Dolphins, and Greg Jeffries with the New York Mets. There have also been players (such as Peyton Manning) and coaches (such as Andy Reid) that have worked to stop hazing incidents like this, while many sportswriters continue to dismiss these types of incidents as harmless. Where is the justice in some of these events that are borderline criminal, and what kind of a message are we sending to young fans that are looking to emulate their sports heroes? Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvPxOaFFnLc

Making Hazing History with Mike & Hank: Masonic and Adult Service Group Hazing Deaths

Welcome to our next episode of Making Hazing History with Mike and Hank! I’m Mike Ayalon, CEO of Greek University. Our co-host today is Hank Nuwer, the Author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing and The Hazing Reader. Hank was retired for 21 days from Franklin College, and now he’s already back to work at Ball State. Today Hank and I explore some of the hazing deaths affiliated with Masonic groups and Adult Service Groups. We even discuss one hazing death involving Daniel Rees where Benjamin Franklin was the bystander that could have intervened. Check out these amazing stories with Hank! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcvO0SdWjzk