Lower Drinking Age?

College presidents from about 100 of the nation’s best-known universities, including Father von Arx from our own Fairfield University, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18.  These presidents say current laws encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus.  In opposition, MADD (Mother Against Drunk Drivers) say lives will be lost in increased automobile accidents.

Read more about this initiative called the Amethyst Initiative

How can you get the facts?

1. Read the CQ Research Report – Drinking on Campus

2. Use the Library Catalog to get books and videos on the subject- consider the book  College drinking, what it is, and what to do about it : a review of the state of the science located on the upper level stacks at HV5135 .C65 2002

3. Read reseach articles – try the database Academic OneFile for a start.

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