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More criminal charges for fraternity hazing

At the University Of Alabama, five fraternity members were arrested on charges of hazing. The fraternity involved was Phi Gamma Delta and sanctions have been placed against the fraternity, prohibiting them from any social events or activities involving new members.

Underage drinking penalties

A person is charged with underage drinking, often referred to an "underage" or "minor's law violation," there are several types of penalties. For a first offense, the fine is up to $500. With any second or subsequent offense, the maximum fine jumps to $1000.

Criminal record after graduation

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal told the story of a person who had a 2001 conviction for misreporting the status of a loan on the books of a bank where he was employed. As a result of that conviction, this person lost his job in May 2015 when a background check revealed the conviction. 

College men fight allegations of sexual assault

Recently, a former undergraduate male student sued Cornell University, alleging that the school wrongly accused him of assaulting a female student. The student alleges in the suit that the college "cherry-picked witness statements, ignored important statements and judged the credibility of witnesses without any ascertainable rational or logic."

Campus Sexual Assaults

Around the country, campus sexual assaults have been receiving more attention. In his new book "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town," author Jonathan Krakauer dissects the case of alleged rape at the University Of Montana. Krakauer is also the author of "Into Thin Air" and "Into the Wild."

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