Yale Daily News: Binge Drinking on the Rise at Yale

Yale Daily News reporters Greta Stetson and Colin Ross tried to answer a simple question in today’s article, “Does Yale Have a Drinking Problem?” Their research indicates that the campus has experienced a spike in binge drinking this year, including a “record number of alcohol-related hospitalizations.”

Yale Police Chief James Perrotti told the Daily News reporters that Yale is not unique in this regard – “his counterparts at other schools have told him they are experiencing similar problems,” which we’ve seen in recent months at the University of Iowa and Penn State.

Check out today’s article and let us know what you think in the comments.

One Response to “Yale Daily News: Binge Drinking on the Rise at Yale”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with education and licensing. Binge drinking in universities is a problem that won’t be reduced significantly until the ageist law which raised the alcohol drinking age is repealed and replaced with laws which respect the age of majority and license are in effect. It’s unfortunate that binge drinking is a problem in universities so until those solutions are in effect, university campaigns which encourage young women and young men to drink alcohol responsibly are important.