Washington City Paper on DC Colleges and the Amethyst Initiative

If you’re a DC-area college student and you’d like to know where your school’s president stands on the Amethyst Initiative, Josh Akman wrote a review of local schools’ positions in a Wednesday post for the Washington City Paper‘s “City Desk” blog. To conclude his post, Akman wrote,

“Binge drinking is a significant and growing problem on college campuses.  And being a dry campus, though maybe ideal, does not absolve any school from its responsibility in stemming the tide of the binge drinking epidemic that has enveloped college life.”

What do you think of Akman’s take on the issue? Let us know in the comments.

One Response to “Washington City Paper on DC Colleges and the Amethyst Initiative”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. All universities must sign on to the Amethyst Initative. The answers the universities in the Washington, D.C. region gave didn’t make sense, especially because the Amethyst Initiative is for debate, which doesn’t need further study for joining the Amethyst Initiative. Other universities gave ageist answers or are not interested and that is wrong. Not the debating the ageist drinking is failure.