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Dartmouth frat brothers cleared of hazing charges

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Dartmouth College student whose graphic allegations of hazing prompted the college to bring charges against 27 fraternity brothers says he is glad the Ivy League school in Hanover, N.H., has dismissed the individual charges while letting charges against the fraternity itself stand.

Andrew Lohse went public in January with allegations about the "dehumanizing" experiences he said he witnessed at Sigma Alpha Epsilon, including pledges being pressured to swim in a kiddie pool of vomit and other bodily fluids. The college responded by bringing hazing charges against 27 students, including Lohse, but on Friday, a spokesman said the individual charges have been dropped.

Standing by his allegations, Lohse told The Associated Press that he never thought going after individual people would do anything to solve the broader problem.

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