[CR] Week in Review

By popular demand, [CR] has joined Twitter, the popular social networking site and micro-blogging service. If you want to be one of the first to receive news alerts, volunteer opportunities, and event announcements, follow us @CResponsibility. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest [CR] happenings around the country and here in our Washington office. For the rest of this week’s news, check out these headlines:

Stories this week:

Amy Calder of the Waterville Morning Sentinel interviewed [CR] President John McCardell about his work with the Amethyst Initiative. If you missed the story earlier this week, you can read his comments and hear about the debate over the legal drinking age in Maine.

The editors of The Lantern gave Amy Hoover’s latest opinion column on the dangers of irresponsible drinking a provocative but fitting headline: “It’s Fun and Games Until You Black Out.”

KRNV-TV in Reno, Nevada had the details of a new anti-drunk driving campaign at the University of Nevada-Reno called “Do The Ride Thing.” Participants in the program “receive UNR dog tags that are good for discounts at certain places near campus in exchange for their pledge to be responsible designated drivers.” This program is new, but it’s a fresh approach for a community that has struggled with abusive drinking and drunk driving. What do you think?

As the end of the academic year approaches, we’ve reached prom and graduation season, which can be a dangerous time of year for alcohol-related injuries and deaths. Check out our resources for more information about how to enjoy this time of year safely and responsibly.

In other news…

Following the recent alcohol-related deaths of students Dalton Hawkins, 18, and Jason Wren, 19, Kansas University announced some changes to its parental notification policy for students who violate university alcohol policy more than once.  The Lawrence Journal-World editorial board applauded the changes, and so did Kansas City Star columnist Barb Shelley, who wrote, “Involving parents is a no-brainer.” What’s your take on this change?

The editorial board at the Asbury Park Press expressed its support for a new medical amnesty bill that’s under consideration in the New Jersey legislature. Check out the details of the bill here.

Send us a link in the comments if you found a story that we need to know about.

One Response to “[CR] Week in Review”

  1. Edwin Says:

    It’s good that Choose Responsibility has joined Twitter. In addition, it’s also good that the University of Nevada-Reno has a program to significantly reduce drunk driving and is why when universities have this problem, they should implement the program. It’s a shame that Kansas University has a partental notification policy and is why I condemn the univesity administrators for disrespecting the dignity of university-age adults. Since thet medical amnesty bill will save lives, the NJ legislature has got to approve it.