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University of Missouri in the Press

University of Missouri Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “At the University of Missouri, Kim Dude, director of the Wellness Resource Center, said though there is no official medical or good Samaritan policy, the student conduct office would not get involved if students called for help.”
University of Missouri Swimmer's death casts light on campus sex assaults-1/29/14 “But balancing the needs of individual students _ including those who report attacks but don't want a criminal investigation _ with protecting the larger community is vexing for many schools.”
University of Missouri ATO fraternity hopes to put disreputable past aside, revive chapter at MU-12/26/11 “This year, after a five-semester absence, echoes of ATO’s old reputation are still heard around Greektown, even as 56 young men — the largest colony in ATO’s national history — work to restore its name on campus.”
University of Missouri ARM teaches students to party responsibly-10/21/11 "”Especially in drinking games, (the amount) is a lot more alcohol than people think they are consuming."”  “"I'm not sure who the other 11 percent of students are that don't value friendship, but just be assured that 90 percent of people would be there for you if you were in a bad situation with alcohol."”
University of Missouri  Different schools, different approaches to alcohol awareness-9/13/10 “The MU Wellness Resource Center is launching a new program called “Life is not a spectator sport,” which strives to inspire students to notice when alcohol is causing a problem, and then to develop the skills they need to intervene.” 
University of Missouri MUPD To Conduct DWI Checkpoints-8/20/09 Area police authorities combine with University to conduct DUI checks at arrival of students for new school year
University of Missouri Students and alcohol: Not a smart mix-7/30/09 Includes tips about safe drinking and other information related to alcohol use with UM as a focus


Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Missouri College Students

Cole Patrick, 18, December 28, 2012, University of Missouri (While on winter break) More Information Cole lost is life in a traffic accident while he was on spring break. The 17 year-old driver’s alcohol content measured to .026 percent and he was charged with driving under the influence.
Michael Heney, 20, December 31, 2012, University of Missouri  More Information Michael lost his life when he fell while attending a New Years Eve party.  The coroner reported that the apnea that cost him is life was caused by a combination of his severe concussion and alcohol intoxication.

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