[CR] Week in Review

The [CR] Week in Review is back this week – we have some events coming up on the calendar in early October, but we still have room in September if you’re organizing back-to-school alcohol awareness events. E-mail us if you’d like to bring a Choose Responsibility representative to your campus, and then check out the week’s headlines.

Stories this week:

Iowa City officials are watching the fallout from the new 21-only bar ordinance closely, and here are some of the early returns: last weekend, police citations for disorderly house reached double digits between Saturday morning and Sunday evening, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.

Speaking of Iowa City, Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa student, penned a passionate op-ed about the drinking age in the Daily Iowan. Here’s a sample: “we want to be treated like what we think we are and what the law tells us we are — responsible adults.”

More evidence from Annapolis, MD, that off-campus drinking is a source of headaches for university administrators and law enforcement: Frostburg State officials are enlisting landlords and real estate agents in the battle against toxic drinking, asking them to pass out brochures and literature to new tenants.

In other news…

The editors of the Gainesville Sun applauded the town-gown cooperation efforts between University of Florida administrators and local law enforcement, which have cut underage drinking arrests in half since 2007.

A group of 26 community coalitions in South Dakota has received a $1.4 million federal grant for alcohol prevention services, according to the Rapid City Journal. Check out the Journal report for the amounts that the groups in your area will receive.

In case you missed it, check out the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s story on the large gap that has emerged between parents’ expectations about their teens’ behavior and the actual drinking behaviors of that group.

Leave us a link in the comments if we missed something in this week’s round-up.

One Response to “[CR] Week in Review”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with its important components. The person who wrote the article about “underage” drinking in the Gainesville Sun is ageist for implying that “underage” drinking is a big social problem. The law in Iowa City must be repealed and youth rights are included in human rights. Although people who say that those who would like a lower drinking age with licensing are not making sense, we are the correct side because we know that the ageist drinking age is creating problems.