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University of Massachusetts in the Press

University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass students, officials have different ideas about successful Blarney Blowout-3/4/15 While students complain the policies are thwarting their right to party, officials counter that it is their duty to keep them safe — and the town free from destruction.”
University of Massachusetts Police in riot gear respond to crowd near Keene State College-10/18/14 “Thousands of students and visitors pour in from out of town for the event, and witnesses said most of the disruption was caused by college students from surrounding schools, including the University of New Hampshire, the University of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts.”
University of Massachusetts Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics-9/25/14 “Beverages must be consumed from non-glass containers, and drinking games involving excessive alcohol consumption are prohibited.”
University of Massachusetts Policies for upcoming Homecoming game outlined by UMass Athletics-9/25/14 “Beverages must be consumed from non-glass containers, and drinking games involving excessive alcohol consumption are prohibited.”
University of Massachusetts Editorial: Drinking and illegal drug use must stop on college campuses-9/10/14 “Other nearby campuses aren’t immune to the problems of excessive consumption of alcohol, but at the University of Massachusetts, the added incendiary of the crowd makes the problem all the more vicious and volatile.”
University of Massachusetts Trends show efforts working to counter drinking culture at UMass-1/29/14 “Data showing that 69 alcohol-related medical calls occurred in residence halls last fall, which is more than in the entire academic year as recently as 2008 to 2009.”
University of Massachusetts UMass plans workshop for students who misbehave off-campus-9/11/13 ““Be aware that roving groups of individuals search for parties and may gather quickly at your place without invitation, causing problems for you and your neighbors. This is especially true if your property has a history of attracting large crowds””
University of Massachusetts Amherst UO ranks high for student drug, alcohol use-6/4/11 Based on government data, University of Massachusetts Amherst and other schools rank high in number of alcohol violations.   Is this evidence of higher illegal and high risk drinking on these campuses or a more diligent effort to control the activities and risk?----- Source: Federal Department of Education 2009 data

 

 

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Massachusetts Students

Sydne Jacoby, 19, November 19, 2012, University of Massachusetts More Information Sydne lost her life from a fall while walking with friends at night.  She was drinking prior to the fall.
 
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