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Bowdoin College Dartmouth bans hard alcohol from campus-2/6/15 Student views----“Many students do not appreciate the limitations that the ban will impose on the social scene. Other students have expressed doubt that the ban will actually be effective at cutting down on binge drinking and fostering safe and responsible drinking on campus.”
Bowdoin 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.”
Bowdoin College Opinion-Critics of the drinking age must listen, then deliberate-2/12/10 Student view on drinking age:  “Lowering the drinking age would put many people's lives in danger, perhaps more than would be saved by reducing the pressure to binge drink due to alcohol being an illicit substance. Yes, the law is ridiculous in an environment like Bowdoin's, but to argue for a wide-ranging change in the American drinking age without considering the wider world is, if anything, more ridiculous. “
Bowdoin College U.S. alcohol laws are arbitrary and ineffective-9/23/11 Student view:  “Ultimately, this age limit has not achieved anything it was meant to. Underage drinking continues unabated and underground, leaving too many vulnerable to alcohol's effects. Drunk driving incidences have decreased minimally and the rate of deaths as a result of alcohol on the road is still dizzyingly high.”
Bowdoin BSG discusses NESCAC alcohol survey, printing plan-3/20/12 Student article----“Once the results from the NESCAC drinking survey have been fully analyzed, the administration will be able to gauge drinking trends and practices seen at the College, compare them with those from peer schools, and implement the appropriate policies to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents.”
Bowdoin Summit leads discussion of alcohol on campus-11/15/13 Student view---“As of last weekend, there have been four alcohol-related transports on campus this fall. This is the lowest number in recent years—the first two months of the school year brought seven transports last year, 12 in 2011, and 13 in 2010.”


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