Home Campus Podcast: Athens Happens – 15 fraternities suspended at Ohio U due to hazing allegations

Podcast: Athens Happens – 15 fraternities suspended at Ohio U due to hazing allegations

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Athens Happens is a weekly news podcast brought to you by TNP reporters who are dedicated to explaining the nuances of Athens and state politics. 

You can find new episodes every Friday right here on thenewpolitical.com. The show is also available on iTunesSpotify, SoundCloudYouTube, or wherever else podcasts can be downloaded.

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This week we discussed Ohio University’s decision to immediately suspend all activities of 15 fraternities within the Interfraternity Council due to a recent rush of hazing allegations, an incident involving a young black man who was arrested by Athens City Police Department officers in a way that some have characterized as excessive, and a forum held last week featuring candidates running for Athens City Council where they discussed issues such as housing reform and city policing.

Stories/columns included in this episode:

Ohio U suspends all IFC fraternities following several hazing allegations

City officials hold emergency press conference related to viral arrest video

Local police chiefs field community questions about controversial arrest

City Council candidates address excessive force question; discuss rent control at forum


Host and Manager: Ben Peters, @BenPeters2

Producer and Engineer: Bo Kuhn, @bo_kuhn_


Eric Boll, @Eric_Boll_

Cole Behrens, @Colebehr_report

Nathan Hart, @PartofMyHart

Intro and outro track – “Wholesome” by Kevin MacLeod

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