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  • The Challenge of Defining Rape
    New York Times October 12, 2014
    LAST month it was California, this month New York. States across the country are trying to figure out how to address the problem of sexual assault more effectively, and more often than not, they are looking to redefine the scope of sexual misconduct.
  • Anatomy of an Alcohol Transport
    BU Today October 10, 2014
    Most students heading out on a weekend night to the GAP—Allston’s infamous house party district along Gardner, Ashford, and Pratt Streets—never imagine that their night will end in an emergency room.
  • Banning Frats?
    Inside Higher Ed September 30, 2014
    This month was not kind to the already-embattled image of the American college fraternity.
  • commentary: College students get more attention than working class
    Columbus Dispatch September 25, 2014
    As for drinking problems, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism also has tailored its services for the academic crowd. Its task force recommended, among other things, programs to help students moderate their drinking and limiting the number of liquor stores near colleges
  • Alcohol initiative aims to make parties safer
    Johns Hopkins News-Letter September 25, 2014
    As part of its ongoing efforts this year to fight alcohol abuse, the newly formed Alcohol Strategy Group, led by Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger, is strengthening efforts to reach out to Greek Life and other student organizations that hold off-campus events.
  • Lives Cut Short
    Inside Higher Ed September 19, 2014
    When the freshmen arrive on campus, they see older students still attempting to live up to that image and they try to follow suit, particularly when it comes to alcohol consumption, said George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health.
  • Death of Texas Tech freshman blamed on alcohol
    Associated Press September 17, 2014
    A coroner has determined a Dallas-area freshman at Texas Tech University whose body was found last month in a house died of acute alcohol intoxication.
  • Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking
    NPR September 16, 2014
    "The thing that's so striking to me is that many universities perceive [binge drinking] as an intractable problem and that there's nothing they can do," says Jonathan Gibralter, president of Frostburg State University

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