Mysterious Death of Stuart L. Pierson

"The Human Limit of Hazing"

This episode will explore a mysterious death from the annals of Ohio’s collegiate history. This event, tragic and sudden as it was, would capture the nation’s imagination and horror in the weeks and months that followed. It would plunge a small liberal arts college into chaos as hints of scandal and a rumored coverup swirled. It would lead to reforms in laws on hazing, the cruel rites of initiation into social groups like fraternities and sororities. Forensic experts who study the case yet today disagree on what killed the young man, and shadows linger on the culpability of the fraternity brothers from whom he so desperately longed for acceptance.

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