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Bates College in the Press

Bates College Informed by data, the Campus Culture Working Group makes recommendations-2/3/16 “The narrative that everybody drinks and everybody drinks a lot on campus was challenged by the data. Or more so, as McIntosh explained, 25 percent of students drink often, but 25 percent rarely or never drink and 25 percent drink moderately.”
Bates College What’s Wind Down Wednesday?- 11/12/14 “Wind Down Wednesdays “allow for alcohol that has no impact on residential life, is not mandatory, and promotes moderate drinking.””
Bates College Trick or Drink, No More-10/29/14 “What’s more, parties, as legendary as they may be, don’t mix well with the wide emphasis in the last decade on mitigating excessive drinking. That’s of particular concern at Bates -- where the administration has been focusing on improving on campus culture related to drinking and encouraging healthier, more respectful behavior.”
Bates College President Spencer calls on students to help foster more responsible and respectful behavior-5/15/14 “. An initial committee of students will work with faculty, staff and college leadership beginning next fall to develop ideas on how to shift campus culture, improve student behavior, promote respect and encourage activities that do not involve excessive drinking.”
Bates College EDITORIALS-Binge drinking 101-8/24/11 “The standard measure of admitted binge drinking remains about steady at 40 percent. That represents too many students putting themselves in high risk situations.”
Bates College Bates college senior arrested again, four months after melee-9/9/10 Follow up story to May student clash with police.
Bates College Bates College Investigates Party That Turned Violent, Resulting in Injuries and Arrests-05/27/10 ““A traditional party for seniors turned rowdy this week, resulting in violent clashes between students and police officers, 11 arrests, and accusations of excessive force.”  “The trouble began around midnight, after some partiers refused to clear a path for an ambulance that had been called to a dormitory.”

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