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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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