No Hard Alcohol, No Pledging: Dartmouth Plans Major Cultural Reforms

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Washington Post By Nick Anderson 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.” The plan — a major cultural transformation of the campus, announced …

Good Luck Outlawing Hard Liquor, Dartmouth

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Source: TIME Sarah Miller I did not attend Dartmouth, but I was born at Dartmouth’s Mary Hitchcock Hospital, I attended a college comparable in both prestige and traditions of prurient masculine nonsense, and I also drink liquor. Taken alone, any of these facts might merely qualify me to comment on Dartmouth’s recent decision to ban hard alcohol, but the three …

Obama’s Nominee for Attorney General Claims Alcohol is Safer Than Marijuana

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Source: Washington Post By Max Ehrenfreund Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, disagrees with him on marijuana. That weed is not safer than alcohol might have been the most controversial thing she said during her confirmation hearing Wednesday. As Danny Vinik notes, polls show that large majorities of Americans believe that alcohol is more dangerous. They’re right, as …

Combining Alcohol and Energy Drinks is a Public Health Concern: Expert

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JoinTogether Staff Mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to negative consequences that are a public health concern, according to a new paper. Combining the two beverages makes a person want to drink more and masks the signs of drunkenness, Time reports. “When people mix energy drinks with alcohol, people drink more than they would if they had just consumed alcohol, which is …

Alcohol Drinking Pattern Influences Risk of Cirrhosis

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News Medical   Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year. Although alcohol is the most important risk factor, less is known about the significance of different patterns of drinking. Currently scientists believe that cirrhosis is a function of the volume of alcohol consumed irrespective of patterns of drinking. Investigators have now established that …

A Comparative Look at College Fraternity Party Rules and Regulations

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Cavalier Daily By Juliana Radovanovich and Kayla Eanes Last Friday, all 31 of the University’s fraternities signed a new Fraternal Organization Agreement addendum, agreeing to new safety measures for social events. But some students have called into question the stringency of the requirements, which mandate sober brothers at each drink station and at stairs to residential rooms, regulate the types of alcohol present and how it is …