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Brown probing alleged hazing men’s swimming and diving team

PROVIDENCE, R. I. – Brown University is investigating allegations of hazing by the men’s varsity swimming and diving team.

A study of The Brown Daily Herald student newspaper found the team members in a night of drinking on Oct. 7. The Herald reviewed the text messages, photos and recordings of conversations between the team members, who described it as a night of “initiation” or “hazing.”

The Herald reported several new members of the team vomited that night, and on a higher team meetings, captains were captured on audio recordings telling team members deny hazing.

A spokesman for the Ivy League school said Wednesday the investigation began Nov. 29 after a media investigation, but said no students have come forward. He says that the school is “deeply saddened” and says hazing is prohibited by law, and the university of the code of conduct.

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