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Families discuss hazing prevention in “Turning Tragedy into Progress”

Evelyn Piazza, mother of hazing victim Timothy Piazza, speaks about the dangers of hazing and the toll it has had on her family at Monday evening’s “Turning Tragedy into Progress” at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Several hundred Pitt community members gathered in the Soldiers and Sailors Auditorium on Monday night for “Turning Tragedy into Progress” — an anti-hazing presentation featuring Evelyn Piazza and Rae Ann Gruver.

Parents of hazing victim reach settlement with Beta Theta Pi

Jim Piazza speaks about the importance of passing the anti-hazing legislation named after his son, Timothy Piazza, outside of the Centre County Courthouse Friday, March 23 in Bellefonte. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 5, 2018

The parents of Timothy Piazza, a Penn State sophomore who suffered fatal injuries in February 2017 after a hazing event hosted by Beta Theta Pi, reached a settlement on their claims against the fraternity Tuesday evening.

Pennsylvania Senate passes antihazing law

Jim Piazza speaks about the importance of passing the anti-hazing legislation named after his son, Timothy Piazza, outside of the Centre County Courthouse Friday, March 23 in Bellefonte. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By Sarah Shearer | Contributing Editor

April 20, 2018

The Pennsylvania State Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would make hazing in fraternities a third-degree felony in cases of serious injury or death, and could allow universities to seize offending Greek organizations’ houses.  The law is sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leade...

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