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  • Op-Ed: Sororities Should Throw Parties
    New York Times January 21, 2015
    With campus sexual assault a major topic of national concern and conversation, universities are experimenting with ways to reduce sexual violence.
  • Why Is Binge Drinking So Common Among Young People in the United States?
    New York Times January 21, 2015
    The drinking age in all 50 states is 21 years old, yet under-age drinking is widespread. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: “Although youth drink less often than adults do, when they do drink, they drink more. That is because young people consume more than 90 percent of their alcohol by binge drinking.”
  • How to Stop Rape: Let Sororities Host the Parties?
    New York Magazine January 20, 2015
    Last week, just in time for the start of rush, University of Virginia fraternities signed a new set of rules intended to prevent excessive drinking as well as sexual assault at frat parties.
  • Sorority Anti-Rape Idea: Drinking on Own Turf.
    New York Times January 20, 2015
    Walking past some fraternity parties on the George Washington University campus Saturday night, Sivan Sherriffe wondered about a longstanding tradition at her school and colleges nationwide.
  • Sorority Girls Fight for Their Right to Party
    Slate Magazine January 20, 2015
    Today, the New York Times’ Alan Schwarz investigates a persistent inequality in the culture of campus drinking: America’s frat boys are allowed to throw booze-fueled parties in their houses, but sorority girls are not.
  • UVA Fraternity Reinstated After Rolling Stone Article on Rape
    New York Times January 12, 2015
    The University of Virginia, after receiving guidance from the local police, on Monday reinstated the fraternity at the center of a Rolling Stone magazine article that detailed gang rape allegations that later came into question.
  • New safety rules announced for University of Virginia fraternity parties
    Washington Post January 8, 2015
    New safety rules for fraternities at the University of Virginia would require at least three “sober and lucid” members to monitor behavior at parties, prohibit pre-mixed alcoholic drinks and implement guest lists to control entry to the houses during an event.

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