Friday, June 4, 2010

Campus drinking: Colleges' problem, or society's?

USA Today (Philadelphia, PA) June 4: 

"At a conference all about how college health officials can help students solve their problems, one speaker took an unexpected stance in a speech on student alcohol use and abuse: colleges can't do much to stop it.  'I don't think the problem of alcohol is an underage problem. It is not a college or university problem,' he said. 'I think alcohol is a community problem - it is a societal problem.' Efforts like the Amethyst Initiative - a group of college presidents who advocate for the lowering of the U.S. legal drinking age to 18 - and the National Social Norms Institute at the University of Virginia, Ehlinger argued, aren't working."
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