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Let’s have a sober discussion of campus boozing

Posted May 14 2009 4:59pm

Editorial: Let’s have a sober discussion of campus boozing – San Jose Mercury News

College presidents generally are loath to take stands on hot-button issues. So it speaks volumes about the extent of underage alcohol use that 123 college presidents – including Santa Clara University’s Paul Locatelli – are calling for a public debate on the effects of the 21-year-old drinking age.

Lowering the drinking age is not the answer to binge drinking in college. It would only push the problem down to high school, where some students drink even now, and increase the number of teens who die in car accidents.

But we agree that it’s time to talk about this problem. …

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