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  • America’s Best and Drunkest
    Newsweek September 11, 2014
    “When people engage in this kind of behavior and binge, they are impairing the development of the frontal cortex, which mediates decision making and executive function, and has a critical role in controlling impulsive behavior. Indulgence can slow development,” says George Koob, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Editorial: When Yes Means Yes / California Lawmakers Redefine Campus Sexual Assault
    New York Times September 9, 2014
    The California Legislature recently approved a bill that would require colleges receiving state-financed student aid to change the definition of consent in their sexual assault policies, replacing the traditional “no means no” standard with “affirmative consent,” known colloquially as “yes means yes.”
  • The rites of passage
    Duke Chronicle September 9, 2014
    As many young adults know, turning 21 is considered a significant milestone in a young American’s life. This point is one of the most crucial markers of what it means to be an adult.
  • Jell-O Shots: University-Approved?
    Inside Higher Ed September 5, 2014
    Last month -- just in time for a new season of college football -- Kraft Foods released a new line of Jell-O molds in the shapes of various university logos.
  • Colleges Profit by Getting Students Drunk off Jell-O Shots
    Vocativ September 4, 2014
    By licensing their logos to Jell-O for shot molds—and to Franklin for beer pong balls—American universities are actively endorsing binge drinking to make a buck, in violation of their own strict alcohol policies
  • College sexual assault: A campus-by-campus report card
    MSNBC August 26, 2014
    Students at Amherst College no longer have to worry about being judged by classmates or faculty who have traditionally adjudicated sexual assault complaints on campus. Instead, the liberal arts school will rely on independent, trained professionals from outside the academic community to oversee such charges.
  • Alcohol likely a factor in death of MSU freshman from China
    LANSING STATE JOURNAL August 24, 2014
    Jiayi Dai had only just arrived in East Lansing. “Back to US today,” she wrote next to an image posted to her Instagram account on Aug. 13. “I will miss all the people love me.” She was leaving China for Michigan State University and international student orientation and the start of her freshman year, which she never got to start.
  • Excise police greet college students
    Lafayette Journal and Courier August 24, 2014
    Indiana State Excise Police swept through some of Indiana's largest college towns over the weekend, sending a clear message to students before fall classes begin Monday.
  • Schools eye beer sales for help
    ESPN.com news services August 22, 2014
    Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.
  • The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape
    npr.org August 18, 2014
    This idea that getting somebody intoxicated, plastered, so that you can have sex with them is an idea we just simply are going to have to confront and erode," he says. "Just like we have eroded the idea that it's fine to get drunk and get in your car.
  • College Fraternities Drawing More Scrutiny
    The Wall Street Journal August 17, 2014
    Tyler Kuhn's most cherished Dartmouth memories involve smoking $6 Romeo y Julieta cigars, sipping Keystone Light beer on the porch of his Sigma Nu fraternity house and talking about women, politics and plans for the future. Now, he is considering the possibility that Greek traditions and culture might be changed significantly, as the Dartmouth community awaits recommendations due this fall aimed at addressing campus social life, which is now largely centered on fraternity row.
  • It's time to lower the drinking age
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‎ August 14, 2014
    In the coming weeks, colleges and universities across Wisconsin and the nation will reopen their doors to 18- to 22-year-olds. As the fall semester begins, students will register for classes, buy books and toss a Frisbee on the quad. And here's a news flash: Some of these students also will drink beer, occasionally to excess.
  • What's The Harm? On Having A Drink Then, And Now
    WBUR August 7, 2014
    Not much has changed in the world of booze and young people over the centuries. In the fall that I helped my daughter move into her room at college, I noticed a young man in the driveway of the house next door wrestling an empty beer keg onto the back seat of his car. As so often happens whenever I visit a college campus, I recalled my own youthful struggles with alcohol.

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