Alcohol-Related Arrests on the Rise at U. Iowa

According to Tyler Lyon of The Daily Iowan, newly-released statistics from a report at the University of Iowa show that alcohol-related non-traffic arrests among students increased 12.5% from the 2007-2008 to the 2008-2009 academic year. University administrators say the problem is made worse by a lack of alternative entertainment options for students, who fill these gaps with episodes of reckless drinking and irresponsible behavior.

Lyon spoke with UI Panhellenic Association President Treacy Weldon, who indicated that the group is “working with the Interfraternity Council to find ways to reduce binge drinking and prevent citations and arrests.”

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One Response to “Alcohol-Related Arrests on the Rise at U. Iowa”

  1. Edwin Says:

    University students must recognize that alcohol abuse is irresponsbile drinking, thus leading to consequences. The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. Alternative entertainment should mean university concerts and unique interesting activities which university students are known for creating. Prohibition and tougher enforcement on the ageist drinking age is not the answer but what should be an answer are university activities that should be supervised against binge drinking.