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Stanford University President and provost discuss student alcohol use, seek campus dialogue on new solutions-3/9/16 “Many universities have identified hard alcohol as playing a particularly dangerous role in their undergraduate communities, in the form of shots and pre-gaming.”
Stanford University Brock Turner Repeatedly Used Alcohol As An Excuse For The Sexual Assault He Committed-6/8/16 ““Being drunk I just couldn’t make the best decisions and neither could she.””
Stanford University Stanford University statement on efforts to foster responsibility around alcohol use-6/9/16 “We are continuing to consider additional approaches for further reducing the prevalence of alcohol misuse in our student community.”
Stanford University Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate parties-8/23/16 “According to the new policy, only beer and wine will be allowed at on-campus undergraduate student parties.”
Stanford University The problem with “Female Bodies and Alcohol”: Stop framing campus sexual assault as a drinking issue-8/26/16 “Stanford walks back its message that it's booze, not men, who are to blame for sexual assault.”
Stanford University OAPE makes changes to freshmen alcohol awareness programming-10/22/14 “Turning Points covers four major topics: sex in college, partying smart, sexual violence and healthy relationships. The “Partying Smart” section discusses alcohol and other dangerous substances in depth.”
Stanford University Students responded positively to summer alcohol ban reversal-10/1/13 ” The pilot policy had mandated that beverages with an alcoholic content above 20 percent would not be allowed in any dorms, even in the possession of students over the legal drinking age of 21.”
Stanford University 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/
Stanford University Op-Ed: Time to stop the alcohol nonsense-1/14/11 A professor’s ranting, out of concern for students: “This weekend, a Stanford undergraduate was brought to the emergency room at Stanford Hospital with a blood-alcohol level (BAC) of .40. There is evidence that “approximately 50 percent of all people with a BAC of .40 or higher will die.” Happily, because the coin flip landed the right way, the student survived.”
Stanford University Stanford's effort to curb alcohol abuse grows-2/1/10 “In the 2008-09 academic year, 44 underage students were taken to a hospital emergency room because of alcohol abuse. Seventy-three were arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor, 13 for being drunk in public and five for being a minor driving under the influence.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Stanford University  Students

Rune Thode Nielsen, December 21, 2010, Stanford University How and why? Rune lost his life in an early morning automobile accident.  Police reported that his blood/alcohol level was 2 ½ times the legal limit for intoxication.
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