Archive for November, 2008

HAZE: The Movie

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Just over four years ago, Gordie Bailey arrived on campus at the University of Colorado. Like any other first-year student, he was earnest and excited for the new friends and experiences that his freshman year would bring. Sadly, though Gordie would have been a graduate by now, he never made it to the end of his first semester. Gordie Bailey, like hundreds of other young people each year, died of acute alcohol poisoning on September 17, 2004. You can learn more about Gordie’s story and the stark reality of alcohol use on many college and university campuses by watching Haze, a documentary Haze was released this fall by the Gordie Foundation, an organization created in Gordie’s memory to bring awareness to alcohol abuse on college campuses.


Click on the widget above to watch Haze free online. The documentary features interviews with John McCardell and [CR] Board Member Barrett Seaman.

NJ Hearing on College Drinking

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Yesterday, [CR] President and founder John McCardell testified during a hearing on college drinking organized by the New Jersey Senate Education Committee. Ana Ayala of the Star-Ledger has the details on the hearing. WFMZ-TV and FOX NY have video of the proceedings.

Alcohol and Motor Control

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Experiments have shown that despite age, the adolescent brain actually maintains better balance, reaction time, and hand eye coordination than an adult brain under the same level of alcohol impairment. While some researchers use that evidence to assert that it allows young adults to get drunker before becoming incapacitated, is it not an equally valid assertion that under the same level of alcohol impairment the young adult driver would perform better than the older driver?