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University of Maine Researchers Hope to Prevent Hazing 

A pair of University of Maine researchers who led the nation’s most ambitious survey of hazing on college campuses now hope to turn their research into action. They’re launching a research-inspired program with a goal of implementing strategies to prevent hazing. Professors Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden say their “National Agenda for Hazing Prevention in Education” is aimed at implementing research-based hazing prevention efforts. They say the idea is to connect the dots between their research and strategies for preventing hazing. In 2008, Allan and Madden studied the extent of hazing with a survey that went beyond fraternities and sororities and sports teams to look at glee clubs, bands and even honor societies. They found that 55 percent of college students involved in clubs, teams or other extracurricular organizations were hazed. (AP)