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    Baruch hazing death changes attitudes toward Greek life

    Queens College’s Greek life faced a culture shift since Chun Hsien (Michael) Deng’s tragic death in the Baruch hazing incident during December 2013. Deng’s death brought national attention to hazing. QC administration officials implemented guidelines and workshops to keep hazing under control. All Greek students are required to participate in an anti-hazing program this November and sign an anti-hazing form. The form gives a definition of hazing, while prior forms did not include one despite asking students to sign it Judith Krinitz, assistant director of Student Life, said. “Hazing doesn’t have to be physical. It can be emotional or mental,” Krinitz said. QC, under the umbrella of CUNY, prompted more…