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  • No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms
    Washington Post January 29, 2015
    Dartmouth College will prohibit all students, regardless of age, from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus and will create a new network of residential communities for student social life in a effort to rid the school of what its president calls “extreme behaviors.”
  • Fall Alcohol Hospitalizations Nudged Up
    BU Today January 29, 2015
    During the fall 2014 semester, 112 BU students were transported to local hospitals for acute intoxication, an uptick University police say is partly attributable to the fact that more students are summoning help for drunken peers than in the past.
  • Dartmouth bans hard alcohol, forbids Greek life pledging
    Boston Globe January 29, 2015
    Dartmouth College on Thursday announced sweeping changes aimed at curbing dangerous behavior on campus, saying it will ban hard liquor, forbid pledging at fraternities and sororities, and require all students to undergo a four-year sexual violence prevention program.
  • Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 27, 2015
    A West Virginia University freshman who died last fall after being found unresponsive in an off-campus fraternity house had a blood-alcohol level more than six times the legal limit for driving, according to Morgantown police, who released new details of the investigation today.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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