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Wabash College Focus narrows on alcohol policies after lawsuit against Wabash-10/12/10 DePauw student compares Wabash’s approach to student alcohol abuse after a student death to DePaul’s approach.  “DePauw, which was ranked as the No. 10 party school by the Princeton Review this year, has a different approach than Wabash regarding alcohol policies.”  
Wabash College Wabash Honored for Alcohol Prevention-11/1/13 “Raters and the Wabash team instituted a number of programs to curb high-risk drinking,”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Wabash College Students

Patrick M. Woehnker, 19, October 28, 2007, Wabash College More Information  Patrick and four other students gained access to the College’s utility tunnels, which carry electrical, network, and steam-heating lines. They proceeded through the tunnel and emerged in Goodrich Hall. The group ascended to the roof of the building when Patrick became separated from the others and fell from the roof.  .He had a preliminary blood-alcohol content of 0.04 percent.
Johnny Smith, October 5, 2008, Wabash College More Information Fraternity brothers found Johnny in a distressed situation and he passed away prior to receiving aid.  Smith was an uninitiated pledge to Wabash's Delt chapter.  An autopsy determined that Johnny died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
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