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University of Tennessee in the Press

University of Tennessee Fraternity Returns to Tennessee After Ban Over Alcohol-6/2/16 “The fraternity was suspended after a September 2012 party ended with one student in the hospital with a nearly 0.45 percent blood alcohol level.”
Tennessee Parent notification policies for underage drinking evolve “In 2008, Tennessee passed a state law that requires all public higher-education institutions to notify parents of alcohol violations.”
Tennessee colleges PROBLEM: Colleges In Tennessee Have Risen Concern Over Alcohol Usage-11/22/13 “The problem of high-risk drinking among college students and young adults is widespread and results in numerous short- and long-term consequences for students, educational institutions, and their surrounding communities.”
University of Tennessee Knoxville Opinion: Binge drinking widespread, dangerous-2/21/12 Student view:  “Although many college kids are eager to show their independence by participating in underage drinking, the negative effects often outweigh the benefits. Some students state that drinking helps in socializing with the opposite sex and makes meeting new people easier. If a student feels this way, they should try enrolling in the many different student organizations and clubs offered around campus.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Tennessee Students

Adam Carter, November 17, 2007, University of Tennessee   How and why? Adam lost control of his sport utility vehicle along Montlake Drive at approximately 2:30 a.m early Saturday morning and was killed  when his vehicle struck a tree in southern Knox County. According to the Sheriff’s Office, speeding and alcohol were factors in the crash.
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