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University of New Hampshire in the Press

Universtiy of New Hampshire UNH students who witness alcohol arrests change their behavior-12/11/14 “The survey showed that approximately 49 percent reported a positive change to their drinking-related behavior after witnessing arrest. Approximately 48 percent, however, revealed they had made no changes, with many stating that arrests were commonly seen on campus.”
University of New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire UNH ranks high in college arrest statistics-2/14/14 “for the past three years on its website, recorded that between 2010 and 2012, 717 students were arrested on campus for violating liquor laws and 294 were arrested on campus for drug possession.”
University of New Hampshire UNH Is Buzzing About Energy Drink Sales Ban-9/30/11 “Within four days of announcing it would ban the sale of Red Bull and three other drinks, the university first delayed and then abandoned the plan altogether. The backtracking highlights both the drinks' popularity among young adults who use it for both study and play, and the extent to which college administrations have become entangled with the beverages' promotion.”
University of New Hampshire University faces ban on all energy drinks-9/30/11 “But the University of New Hampshire apparently had a tougher time this week getting people behind its announcement that it would stop selling regular energy drinks on campus. It had such a tough time, in fact, that the institution couldn't even get its own president behind the decision - which he reversed the very same day.”
University of New Hampshire Drinking collaborative establishes guidelines-7/8/11 Representatives from 32 colleges and universities meet in the newly formed Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, including Duke University ---- More information on the Learning Collaborative at  http://www.nchip.org/
University of New Hampshire Policy in the works to encourage drunk UNH students to seek help-8/25/10 “Underage students at the UNH who receive medical attention as a result of an alcohol or drug related emergency could soon be shielded from university sanctions if a new policy that has been in the works for about a year is passed.”
New Hampshire Colleges Guns and colleges make formula for tragedy-1/14/12 Writing about the New Hampshire legislature:  “But the killer bill, and I do mean killer, is HB 334: That one would prohibit college, state, and local officials from banning guns on state and community college campuses, and on other state property, including sports and concert arenas where alcohol is served and fights happen.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of New Hampshire Students

Rich Hegerich, November 21, 2004, University of New Hampshire How and why? Rich was walking home from a party when struck by a car driven another student who had been drinking at another party near campus. The accident happened just outside the UNH campus. 
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