Saturday, June 12, 2010
College Official: Don't Ask Us to Solve Student Drinking
Binge and underage drinking are societal problems that college officials can't be expected to solve, according to a speaker at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association (ACHA).
USA Today reported June 4 that Edward P. Ehlinger, head of the Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota, said that current efforts to combat dangerous drinking among college students aren't working. "I don't think the problem of alcohol is an underage problem. It is not a college or university problem," he said. "I think alcohol is a community problem — it is a societal problem."