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Grand View State University Alcohol Awareness Week reinforces healthy habits-9/24/10 “It is no coincidence that Homecoming and Alcohol Awareness Week overlap this year. He recognizes that binge drinking is common during Homecoming for a lot of college students, but his hopes are that the information students received during the week will encourage them to act responsibly over the weekend.”
Michigan universities Michigan underage drinkers who seek alcohol poisoning help can get medical amnesty under new law-5/8/12 Michigan joins many other states with a medical amnesty when Michigan’s governor signed a bill which “provides medical amnesty for minors who seek treatment for alcohol poisoning either for themselves or another person.”
 

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Grand Valley State University Students

Amber Rose Brown, 20, November 23, 2008, Grand Valley State University How and why? Amber and Douglas Ward died after closing themselves up in a sport utility vehicle with two charcoal grills burning on the back seat.  Although the cause of the deaths is noted as "undertermined," Amber, who was underage, was picture drinking that night.
Douglas William Ward, 26, November 23, 2008, Grand Valley State University How and why? Amber and Douglas Ward died after closing themselves up in a sport utility vehicle with two charcoal grills burning on the back seat.  Although the cause of the deaths is noted as "undertermined," Amber, who was underage, was picture drinking that night.
 
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