The Freshman 15 Now Refers to Drinks

Typically its the embarrassment connected with a low ranking that galvanizes a college administration into action.

The football coach is fired. Assistant coaches tell their families to start packing. And the college president assures everyone the next head coach will be the one who can finally balance academic excellence in one hand and a bail bondsman in the other.

But this time it was a top 20 ranking that built a fire under the College of Charleston. The Princeton Review ranked that school at #15 on the list of the top 20 party schools in the nation, joining the other members of the Bacchanal Conference in offering a bachelor’s in binge drinking.

ever-been-so-drunkShortly thereafter President Glenn McConnell placed a temporary ban on serving alcohol at fraternity and sorority parties. McConnell didn’t mention the Princeton ranking, but he did refer to out–of–control parties and students so drunk they required an ambulance to transport them to the emergency room.

“Enough is enough,” McConnell announced. “This type of reckless and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated.”

And then what happened? You can find out how the College of Charleston response differed from the difiident approach of the University of Virginia, but first you’ll have to click on the hyperlink below and finish reading my column at Newsmax.com:

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/alcohol-drinking/2016/10/06/id/751967/

 

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John Barleycorn, Not Joe College, Is the Real Threat to Your Daughter

Many parents concerned about their daughter’s future are concluding it’s safer for her to clerk in a Baltimore liquor store during a Freddie Gray rally than it is to attend college.

And who can blame them? “Survey” findings claim that 20 percent of college women suffer a sexual assault. The numbers are used to blame men for creating a “rape culture,” when the truth is universities tolerate a coma culture.

I'm a drunkConsider a school closing in on the sexual assault hall of fame: The University of Virginia and it’s president, Pontius Pilate, whoops, Teresa Sullivan.

UVA was founded by Thomas Jefferson. Smug boosters never tire of boasting about Jefferson’s Honor Code governing student behavior. The code functions much like Islam in that the rules only apply when you are dealing with other UVA students. And even then the Code is soluble in ethanol.

Here are just a few lurid incidents covered by the Washington Post and Vanity Fair.

But wait! Copyright requires I send you to Newsmax.com where the rest of my column can be found. Please click, you won’t be sorry.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/alcohol-drinking-underage/2016/07/21/id/739833/