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Indiana State University College Crackdown Nabs Students-Fake IDs, Underage Drinking In Crosshairs-8/29/11 “Students at Ball State, Indiana University, Indiana State and Notre Dame were ticketed for underage drinking and using fake IDs in a crackdown designed to cut down on alcohol consumption.”
Indiana State University Campus drinking arrests down-1/17/11 Reports on alcohol violation stats at ISU
Indiana State University ISU’s alcohol policy being revised-2/23/12 “"With the new policy there will be three things that won't ever happen," Bradley said.  "There will be no open bar free drinks, unlimited drinking or serving to underage drinkers."”
Indiana State University Student's death spurs safety questions-2/20/12 “"We can work together. The university, bar owners, neighborhoods, law enforcement, to address issues to help prevent incidents related to alcohol," ISU Associate Director for Wellness Aimee Janssen-Robinson said.”
Indiana Colleges Proposed Bill Would Allow Guns On College Campuses-12/7/11 “"Alcohol plays a big role in people's weekends, and people using (a gun) responsibly will be an issue,"” IU Junior TL said. ----- “"Ever since the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, I've been kind of scared (for my safety)," said IU junior EJ. "To have one for protection, I think it's a good idea. It's in our Bill of Rights, so I'd say go for it."”
Indiana Colleges Amnesty bill promoted by Purdue students signed-5/5/12 “The Senate Enrolled Act 274, also known as the “Indiana Lifeline Law,” is to encourage miners to seek emergency assistance for friends rather than not calling and leaving them in medical peril.  “In too many cases, and one would be too many, students were hesitant to come to the aid, or summon aid, to a friend who had over indulged in alcohol and sometimes with tragic consequences,” Daniels said.”
Indiana Colleges Gov. Daniels signs Lifeline bill into law-3/18/12 “Those who seek medical help for an underage intoxicated friend in the state of Indiana will now be able to receive limited protection under the newly signed Indiana Lifeline Law.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Indiana State University  Students

Gerald Smith, May 8, 2009, Indiana State University How and why? Gerald was last seen at a bar near campus that he frequented.  Gerald was found a week after he went missing, 96 winding miles down the Wabash River from Terre. Gerald was found to have had a blood-alcohol content of 0.149%.
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