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University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Press

University of Nebraska-Lincoln World-Herald editorial: Put college drinking in its place-12/27/14 “Among the proposals’ practical ideas are making food available at all social gatherings, watching out for and reporting problem drinkers, and holding events at third-party sites that have plenty of experience in hosting parties. Another is to contract with ride-sharing services for those who do choose to drink.”
University of Nebraska Moderate campus alcohol policies can foster education, safety-2/15/15 Student view---“ Of course, many people will argue that simply allowing legal-aged students to drink in their rooms won’t stop underage drinking and wild parties. They would be right. However, allowing students to have alcohol on campus means students won’t feel as much pressure to go to wild off-campus parties.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL Greek council adopts bylaws for off-campus events-2/28/15 The result was an amendment to the Interfraternity Council’s bylaws that will govern conduct at unofficial social events, multichapter events, third-party venues, alumni and parent events, as well as tailgate parties taking place away from a fraternity house.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL suspends fraternity for two years-7/15/15 "There were a couple of alcohol incidents that led us to look more thoroughly at what they are doing, and we found enough code of conduct violations that we decided to take action."”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln In wake of student's death, UNL Greek leaders take on drinking culture-12/7/14 “Greek leaders also want leaders in individual chapters to educate their members on how to step in if a friend’s drinking has become dangerous.”
University of Nebraska at Lincoln 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 “Nebraska is widely considered a model of how to build strong partnerships with local law enforcement, policy makers, and nearby colleges.”
University of Nebraska at Lincoln 6 Campuses and the Liquor Surrounding Them-12/1/14 “Beverages are sold and served in a cluster just south of Nebraska’s flagship campus. For about 20 years, the university has worked with the local government, the police, and a community coalition.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL student, 19, sent to hospital after party on bus; frat member, 21, cited-11/11/14 UNL“is investigating the Delta Upsilon fraternity after a 19-year-old woman became so drunk on a party bus rented by the fraternity.”
University of Nebraska Assigning blame in student’s death doesn’t solve the problem-10/27/14 Student view---“ The truly distressing aspect of this story is how familiar it is. Fraternities and other student organizations host alcohol-laden parties every weekend. People who are of age buy alcohol for minors all the time. And when underage students pass out from drinking, rarely are they taken to detox, partially because of fear of an MIP and partially because those surrounding them have probably never seen the extreme consequences of alcohol poisoning.”
University of Nebraska UNL Provides Programs, Education On Drinking-10/24/14 “In the wake of the death of a freshman fraternity member on UNL's campus, the university continues to offer their programs to educate students on the college partying lifestyle.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Alcohol-related crimes rise on, off campus-10/13/14 “. Both on and off campus, 424 people were arrested for liquor law violations last year compared to 393 in 2012. Referrals increased from 246 to 383.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Greek Affairs addresses hazing, alcohol, sexual assault through education-10/8/14 “UNL’s Greek system has dealt with hazing, high-risk behaviors and accusations of sexual assault over the years.”
University of Nebraska UNL warns students about 'I'm Shmacked' party-9/19/14 Statement issued “that says, in part, that the I’m Shmacked brand “promotes unsafe and unseemly behaviors such as excessive drinking and objectification of women.””
University of Nebraska–Lincoln UNL moves up 10 spots in on-campus alcohol arrests rankings-4/9/14 “It’s important to note that people don’t generally get arrested just because they’re drinking – they get arrested because they’re drawing attention to themselves.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Nightlife, UPC plan alcohol-free activities for students-2/21/14 “For students who are old enough to drink, there are nightlife options throughout Lincoln. But for the students who are underage or prefer not drink, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers various activities not only for entertainment purposes but to curb student drinking as well.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL continues to lower binge drinking rate, despite Lincoln ranking-1/15/14 “While the drinking rate for Lincoln is at a high, the drinking rate for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has decreased during the past 15 years.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln BURKHOLDER: Student drinking should be dealt with using education, not MIPs-10/1/13 Student view—“ The university has almost solely focused on the reduction and abstinence of alcohol usage. Instead, they should focus their efforts toward fostering a community of intelligent students that can either choose to abstain from alcohol or drink responsibly without being under the constant fear of getting into legal trouble.”
University of Nebraska ASUN discusses ways to crack down on drinking on campus-9/5/13 “Some of the suggestions included trying to crack down on students coming back to the dorms intoxicated and stopping students who tailgate.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln A wet UNL campus would better serve students-9/3/13 Student view-“ According to a 2006 report written faculty at the university, 62.5% of UNL undergradu”te students reported binge drinking in 1997, when UNL was well into its dry campus tenure. That number has fallen to less than 50% today.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campuses combat party mindset-12/14/11 “University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity members faced criminal charges after hundreds of bottles of beer and liquor were found in their house during a hazing investigation. A former UNL honor student faces vehicular homicide charges in an alleged drunken-driving crash that killed four motorcyclists.”  “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.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln Engages Parents, Students and Community to Combat Student Drinking-8/12/11 “High-risk drinking among students, including underage drinking, is difficult to combat because it’s part of the college narrative.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Time to rethink drinking ban at UNL?-5/13/11 “Entry into the Big Ten might be a reason to liberalize booze policies, some students say.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hazing lawsuits against fraternity, university settled-3/16/11 “In it, he (a pledge) said he was verbally assaulted, paddled, forced to drink alcoholic concoctions and perform humiliating acts with other fraternity hopefuls -- all at the direction of older members, some of them fraternity officers.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln In wake of student's death, UNL Greek leaders take on drinking culture-12/7/14 “Greek leaders also want leaders in individual chapters to educate their members on how to step in if a friend’s drinking has become dangerous.”
University of Nebraska at Lincoln 4 Campuses Respond to Risky Drinking-12/4/14 “Nebraska is widely considered a model of how to build strong partnerships with local law enforcement, policy makers, and nearby colleges.”
University of Nebraska at Lincoln 6 Campuses and the Liquor Surrounding Them-12/1/14 “Beverages are sold and served in a cluster just south of Nebraska’s flagship campus. For about 20 years, the university has worked with the local government, the police, and a community coalition.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL student, 19, sent to hospital after party on bus; frat member, 21, cited-11/11/14 UNL“is investigating the Delta Upsilon fraternity after a 19-year-old woman became so drunk on a party bus rented by the fraternity.”
University of Nebraska Assigning blame in student’s death doesn’t solve the problem-10/27/14 Student view---“ The truly distressing aspect of this story is how familiar it is. Fraternities and other student organizations host alcohol-laden parties every weekend. People who are of age buy alcohol for minors all the time. And when underage students pass out from drinking, rarely are they taken to detox, partially because of fear of an MIP and partially because those surrounding them have probably never seen the extreme consequences of alcohol poisoning.”
University of Nebraska UNL Provides Programs, Education On Drinking-10/24/14 “In the wake of the death of a freshman fraternity member on UNL's campus, the university continues to offer their programs to educate students on the college partying lifestyle.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Alcohol-related crimes rise on, off campus-10/13/14 “. Both on and off campus, 424 people were arrested for liquor law violations last year compared to 393 in 2012. Referrals increased from 246 to 383.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Greek Affairs addresses hazing, alcohol, sexual assault through education-10/8/14 “UNL’s Greek system has dealt with hazing, high-risk behaviors and accusations of sexual assault over the years.”
University of Nebraska UNL warns students about 'I'm Shmacked' party-9/19/14 Statement issued “that says, in part, that the I’m Shmacked brand “promotes unsafe and unseemly behaviors such as excessive drinking and objectification of women.””
University of Nebraska–Lincoln UNL moves up 10 spots in on-campus alcohol arrests rankings-4/9/14 “It’s important to note that people don’t generally get arrested just because they’re drinking – they get arrested because they’re drawing attention to themselves.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Nightlife, UPC plan alcohol-free activities for students-2/21/14 “For students who are old enough to drink, there are nightlife options throughout Lincoln. But for the students who are underage or prefer not drink, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers various activities not only for entertainment purposes but to curb student drinking as well.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln UNL continues to lower binge drinking rate, despite Lincoln ranking-1/15/14 “While the drinking rate for Lincoln is at a high, the drinking rate for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has decreased during the past 15 years.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln BURKHOLDER: Student drinking should be dealt with using education, not MIPs-10/1/13 Student view—“ The university has almost solely focused on the reduction and abstinence of alcohol usage. Instead, they should focus their efforts toward fostering a community of intelligent students that can either choose to abstain from alcohol or drink responsibly without being under the constant fear of getting into legal trouble.”
University of Nebraska ASUN discusses ways to crack down on drinking on campus-9/5/13 “Some of the suggestions included trying to crack down on students coming back to the dorms intoxicated and stopping students who tailgate.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln A wet UNL campus would better serve students-9/3/13 Student view-“ According to a 2006 report written faculty at the university, 62.5% of UNL undergradu”te students reported binge drinking in 1997, when UNL was well into its dry campus tenure. That number has fallen to less than 50% today.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campuses combat party mindset-12/14/11 “University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity members faced criminal charges after hundreds of bottles of beer and liquor were found in their house during a hazing investigation. A former UNL honor student faces vehicular homicide charges in an alleged drunken-driving crash that killed four motorcyclists.”  “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.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln Engages Parents, Students and Community to Combat Student Drinking-8/12/11 “High-risk drinking among students, including underage drinking, is difficult to combat because it’s part of the college narrative.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Time to rethink drinking ban at UNL?-5/13/11 “Entry into the Big Ten might be a reason to liberalize booze policies, some students say.”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hazing lawsuits against fraternity, university settled-3/16/11 “In it, he (a pledge) said he was verbally assaulted, paddled, forced to drink alcoholic concoctions and perform humiliating acts with other fraternity hopefuls -- all at the direction of older members, some of them fraternity officers.”
 

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Clayton Real, 18, September 6, 2014, University of Nebraska-Lincoln More Information Clayton lost his life while attending a “frosh” party at a frat house where alcohol was served.  Clayton had Type I diabetes and had been seen drinking alcohol at the off-campus party. .His blood alcohol tested at .378.  Four students were arrested in connection with the party.

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