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  • College Binge Drinking: How Bad Is the Problem Really? October 1, 2012
    There’s no shortage of media coverage of drunken excess on college campuses. Just this week, the New York Times filled us in on how social media facilitates students’ expedient drinking and hooking up — so much so that traditional collegetown bars are becoming obsolete and closing shop in towns like Ithaca, N.Y., home of Cornell University.
  • Tennessee fraternity suspended after alcohol enemas incident
    CNN September 26, 2012
    Twelve students at the University of Tennessee have been cited for underage drinking, one for disorderly conduct, and a chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended after a weekend incident involving alcohol enemas in which one student was hospitalized, a university spokeswoman said.
  • Shaq attack on binge drinking
    Los Angeles Wave September 14, 2012
    Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal was once asked about his favorite drink: a blend of strawberries, blueberries, organic apple juice and ice.
  • BASICS alcohol program instated
    The Dartmouth September 14, 2012
    Despite student concerns about the increased requirements for undergraduate advisors to report rule-breaking, the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students that was extended to all first-year Dartmouth students this term has been met with approval by administrators and students.
  • Frat death puts binge drinking back in limelight
    Fresno Bee September 11, 2012
    The number of young adults ages 18 to 24 who are hospitalized for alcohol overdoses has risen by about 25% over the last decade, even as the share of college students and Greeks who binge drink has been stable in recent years.
  • Is underage drinking ever OK
    CNN September 4, 2012
    "If parents have a liberal idea about alcohol, kids may get the wrong message," says Dr. Vivian Faden, director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health. "Underage drinking can lead to injuries, fatal car accidents, risky sexual behavior, and there's also potential risk to the developing brain."

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