ERIC Number: ED480476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Under the Influence: The Binge Drinking Epidemic on College Campuses. Hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs. United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session (May 15, 2002).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
A hearing was held to explore the problem of binge drinking on campus and to consider possible responses to this problem. Following an opening statement by Senator Joseph Lieberman, a panel of witness who have done research and work in the field gave testimony. These witnesses commented on the problem of binge drinking: (1) Raynard S. Kingston, Acting Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health; (2) Ralph W. Hingson, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Boston University School of Public Health; and (3) Mark S. Goldman, Director, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Institute, University of South Florida. A second panel of witnesses spoke of real-life impacts of binge drinking. They included: (1) Daniel P. Reardon, parent of a student who died of alcohol poisoning; (2) John D. Welty, President, California State University, Fresno; (3) Robert F. Nolan, Chief of Police, Hamden, Connecticut; and (4) Drew Hunter, Executive Director, the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network. An appendix contains some prepared statements from C.D. Mote, Jr., president of the University of Maryland and Catherine Bach, program director of Security on Campus. Prepared statements of the witnesses are also included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Behavior Problems, College Students, Educational Environment, Higher Education, School Culture
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.