Allison Quantz ’10, WSA representativeto the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee writes in with this diplomatically-couched way of saying WTF to that hilarious proposal we’ve all read and laughed so much about:
“At the end of last year the university’s Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Committee completed a federally mandated bi-annual review of prevention activities on campus, including the alcohol and other drug policy. This review included suggestions of ways to improve university policy, which were then brought to the AOD Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee, chaired by Scott Backer, the Assistant Dean of Student Services.
After reviewing the suggestions, the committee will not be recommending policies banning open containers in public areas, hard alcohol on campus or large containers, like kegs. It was determined that the ideas were not practicable at this time and would probably not fulfill the committee’s purpose of promoting a healthy and safe environment on campus.
It should be noted that all proposals for changes to policy made by the AOD Committee will be vetted through the appropriate channels as the year progresses. If you have any questions or want more information on the activities of the committee, please visit the Wesleyan AOD Prevention website at www.wesleyan.edu/deans/aod/index.html.”
On a personal note I’d like to thank Director of Public Safety Dave Meyer for being realistic about this and voicing his concerns about enforcement.
This wonderfully free-of-context and out-of-touch post brought to you by a general aching desire for this blog not to be “as good as it used to be”.