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Iowa State University in the Press

Iowa Colleges Books & booze: Can Iowa schools, students put end to tragedies?-8/21/11 “Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Drake have all begun requiring incoming freshmen to complete AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol tutorial, within the past few years. The University of Northern Iowa is beginning a pilot project using the program this fall.”
Iowa State University Editorial: Students need to appreciate local police's efforts-10/27/14 Student view—“Due to the the culture of alcohol and binge drinking or the high rate of sexual assault on campus, students sometimes have to rely more on campus police for help than anyone would like.”
Iowa State University Editorial: Alcohol rules on campus need change-9/5/14 Student view-“If there was a way for Iowa State to give the students what they want for entertainment while also allowing them to drink in the area where the event is happening, perhaps fewer students would have been in the streets on the night of the riot.”
Iowa State University Local police officials discuss downtown safety in wake of death near ISU's VEISHEA-4/24/12 “VEISHEA, which started in 1922 as a weeklong entertainment and education showcase for the university, will continue as normal next year. All on-campus activities are designed to be alcohol-free, and drinking is not part of the official celebration.”
Iowa State University Campus police stress binge drinking prevention-6/14/11 “It is no secret that many college students regard binge drinking as a normal behavior. ISU police may not be able to change that belief, but they work hard to mitigate its consequences.”  
Iowa State University Campuses combat party mindset-12/14/11 “In recent years, three Iowa State students have died of exposure or accidents after drinking.”  “With UNL at the forefront, area colleges have been experimenting with new strategies to combat student drinking. Instead of relying on scare tactics and police busts, they have been using “social norming” — efforts to persuade students that most of their peers use alcohol sparingly, if at all.”
 

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Iowa State University Students

Kelly Laughery, 20, December 3, 2005, Iowa State University                       How and why? A fellow ISU student who was driving drunk hit her and drove away.
Jonathan Lacina, 21, January, 22, 2010, Iowa State University How and why? Jonathan was last seen leaving a friend’s apartment at 9:30 one evening after attending a party where alcohol was served.  He remained missing until mid-April when his body was found in an abandoned campus farm building.  
Raven Nicole Gileau, 19, April 25, 2010, Iowa State University How and why? Raven was struck by a train early Sunday after drinking at an establishment near campus with friends.
Abel Bolanos, April 3, 2007, Iowa State University                       How and why?  Abel Bolanos left an off-campus party alone in the early morning hours of March 31. His body was found in Lake LaVerne on April 3.
 
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