Harvard AD: No Culture of Hazing Found in Women's Hockey Probe

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Harvard athletic director Erin McDermott said Tuesday that an independent investigation found no culture of hazing in the Crimson women's hockey program, but that some team traditions will change nonetheless.

As reported by The Harvard Crimson student newspaper, the Harvard athletic department's eighth major review since 2016 was conducted by law firm Jenner and Block. It was prompted by allegations published in The Boston Globe and The Athletic that head coach Katey Stone fostered a toxic environment for more than 20 years by denigrating players, ignoring injuries and disregarding mental health issues. Former players also reported a culture of hazing and fear.

Related: Harvard Hires Law Firm to Investigate Allegations Against Longtime Coach

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