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University of Pittsburgh Activities Key to Cutting College Binge Drinking-3/7/11 Survey data show notable drops in student binge drinking at several colleges and universities--- Between 2007 and 2009, "problem drinking" fell 12 percent at the University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh College Parties, Minus the Beer Binges  Various campus have regular alcohol-free events as an alternative to unavoidable exposure to drinking.  The University of Pittsburgh reduced problem drinking 12% between 2007 and 2009.”
University of Pittsburgh Immunity given minors who aid intoxicated peers-10/30/11 “A new Pennsylvania law gives immunity from prosecution to a minor who calls 911 for an intoxicated friend in a medical emergency related to drinking.”  “The law specifically exempts from prosecution an underage person trying to help a fellow minor who was drinking and became sick or was injured. It does not exempt the drunken person needing medical attention from prosecution,”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Pittsburgh Students

Samuel Reed, 19, September. 1, 2007, University of Pittsburgh How and why? Samuel lost his life when struck by an intoxicated hit and run driver while Samuel was crossing a parkway at 2:30 a.m.  Samuel had a blood alcohol level of about 0.08 percent, at the time he was walking across the highway.
Matthew Tembo, March 7, 2010, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (attending a fraternity party at Carnegie Mellon University  How and why? Matthew was found dead inside a Carnegie Mellon University fraternity house after emergency crews were called to the Pi Kappa Alpha house at about 1 p.m. on a Sunday.  Police said it appears Matthew drank too much at a birthday celebration.
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