Quick Takes: New Members for Sports Panel, Guilty Pleas in Field Hockey Hazing, New Conservative Web Site for Students

September 14, 2005
  • The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has added eight new members and welcomed one former member back to its ranks. Joining the sports reform panel are: Val Ackerman, president of USA Basketball; Bill Asbury, vice president emeritus for student affairs at Pennsylvania State University; Anita DeFrantz, president of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles; Janet Hill, vice president of Alexander & Associates; Steve Largent, former Oklahoma Representative; Andrea Fischer Newman, chairwoman of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan; Jerry Porras, professor emeritus of organizational behavior at Stanford University; and Judy Woodruff, CNN contributor. Charles E. Young, former president of the Universities of Florida and California at Los Angeles, is rejoining the commission.
  • Six current and former field hockey players at Frostburg State University pleaded guilty to hazing charges in an initiation rite that nearly killed a freshman woman, the Associated Press reported. The six women were fined $300 and placed on a year of probation for their roles in urging teammates to drink so much that one ended up hospitalized with a blood-alcohol level four times the legal limit.
  • The Center of the American Experiment, a conservative group in Minnesota, on Tuesday launched a new Web site, IntellectualTakeout.com, for college students. Organizers said that they hoped to provide information and ideas in the battle of ideas on campus.
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