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Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Press

Fairleigh Dickinson University Rather Than Banning Alcohol, NJ College Combats Binge Drinking Through Education-1/30/15 But at FDU’s Madison campus, they try to prevent binge drinking through education.  “If you ban alcohol, it goes underground,” FDU-Madison Provost Peter Woolley said.”
Fairleigh Dickinson University College Parties, Minus the Beer Binges  Various campus have regular alcohol-free events as an alternative to unavoidable exposure to drinking.  
Fairleigh Dickinson University FDU should not be shielded in student's death-12/31/09 While holding that the university was shielded from such litigation by the state's Charitable Immunity Act:. “the court acknowledges that FDU "failed to enforce its alcohol policy." Specifically, the plaintiffs argued at trial that campus security was lax and that no checks were made on a campus party in which alcohol was being consumed.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Fairleigh Dickinson University Students

Keith M. Orzech, 21, July 21, 2005, Fairleigh Dickinson University How and why? After a night of drinking with friends, Keith fell through a four-story window at his Fairleigh Dickinson University dormitory.  A jury found the University equally responsible with Keith as result of FDU's failure to properly enforce the alcohol policies on its campus.  However, a New Jersey appellate court threw out the verdict citing the state’s charitable immunity statute.
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