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Chancellor weighs in band's suspension

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin says she supports the indefinite suspension of the school's marching band over allegations of hazing, drinking, and sexual misconduct.

  UW faculty senator Don Wiebe asked Martin during a meeting Monday why the whole band was punished for the actions of a small number of band members.

  Band director Mike Leckrone said earlier the misconduct involved only a small number of band members, but it was significant enough to warrant suspending the entire band.

  Martin says she backs Leckrone's decision to punish the entire band because just two years ago it was put on probation after reports surfaced of sexual and hazing behavior on a road trip to the University of Michigan.

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