Not Alcoholism Til You Graduate! Roth Disagrees

Apparently there was a big Connecticut-wide summit meeting here on Monday – representatives from 20 colleges came to Wes to discuss what to do about “the drinking culture that infuses so much of campus life,” says the Hartford Courant.

“Have we solved the problem? Not yet,” said Walter Bernstein, vice president of Western Connecticut State University. “But I am convinced that the first step toward solving the problem is admitting that a problem exists.”

Like a true alcoholic anonymous! Seriously, though:

The statistics are startling: About half of all college students in the U.S. binge drink or abuse drugs.

One quarter of them meet the medical criteria for drug or alcohol dependency, compared with about 8.5 percent of the general population. And college women, though they lag behind their male peers in terms of alcohol consumption, are catching up fast.

Those are the findings of a 2005 study conducted by the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Our chief executive gets some words in – “It is ‘part and parcel of our mission,’ said Wesleyan President Michael Roth. ‘You cannot learn the things you need to learn as a college student if you continue on a path’ of unhealthy behavior, he said.”

Uh you heard it kids, don’t do anything Roth wouldn’t do!

45 thoughts on “Not Alcoholism Til You Graduate! Roth Disagrees

  1. adamgilcrist

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  2. adamgilcrist

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  5. Anonymous

    i fucking hate roth. fuck you roth, who BY THE WAY was here in the 70s when connecticuts drinking age was 18!maybe he should focus on the vast amount of sceintific and academic literature that argues for the lowering of the drinking age naitonwide to 18.fuck you roth and your UNTHOUGHTFUL initiatives.and also SHUT THE FUCK UP during talks. WE HATE HEARING you ask questions just so you can hear the sound of your own voicE!!! you sound stupid!

  6. Anonymous

    i fucking hate roth. fuck you roth, who BY THE WAY was here in the 70s when connecticuts drinking age was 18!maybe he should focus on the vast amount of sceintific and academic literature that argues for the lowering of the drinking age naitonwide to 18.fuck you roth and your UNTHOUGHTFUL initiatives.and also SHUT THE FUCK UP during talks. WE HATE HEARING you ask questions just so you can hear the sound of your own voicE!!! you sound stupid!

  7. Anonymous

    i fucking hate roth. fuck you roth, who BY THE WAY was here in the 70s when connecticuts drinking age was 18!maybe he should focus on the vast amount of sceintific and academic literature that argues for the lowering of the drinking age naitonwide to 18.fuck you roth and your UNTHOUGHTFUL initiatives.and also SHUT THE FUCK UP during talks. WE HATE HEARING you ask questions just so you can hear the sound of your own voicE!!! you sound stupid!

  8. Anonymous

    i fucking hate roth. fuck you roth, who BY THE WAY was here in the 70s when connecticuts drinking age was 18!

    maybe he should focus on the vast amount of sceintific and academic literature that argues for the lowering of the drinking age naitonwide to 18.

    fuck you roth and your UNTHOUGHTFUL initiatives.

    and also SHUT THE FUCK UP during talks. WE HATE HEARING you ask questions just so you can hear the sound of your own voicE!!! you sound stupid!

  9. Anonymous

    If he really valued responsible drinking policies, he’d be pushing for a bar on campus.

  10. Anonymous

    If he really valued responsible drinking policies, he’d be pushing for a bar on campus.

  11. Anonymous

    If he really valued responsible drinking policies, he’d be pushing for a bar on campus.

  12. Anonymous

    If he really valued responsible drinking policies, he’d be pushing for a bar on campus.

  13. Anonymous

    yeah, I went to an nyc public school and know for a fact that at least two thirds of my elementary school class did not stay drug-free, as per the lion’s advice

  14. Anonymous

    yeah, I went to an nyc public school and know for a fact that at least two thirds of my elementary school class did not stay drug-free, as per the lion’s advice

  15. Anonymous

    yeah, I went to an nyc public school and know for a fact that at least two thirds of my elementary school class did not stay drug-free, as per the lion’s advice

  16. Anonymous

    yeah, I went to an nyc public school and know for a fact that at least two thirds of my elementary school class did not stay drug-free, as per the lion’s advice

  17. Anonymous

    I never had a dare program. Boo.Also, I feel like I read somewhere that they showed that that program had zero effect on student’s use of drugs. Am I right on that?

  18. Anonymous

    I never had a dare program. Boo.

    Also, I feel like I read somewhere that they showed that that program had zero effect on student’s use of drugs. Am I right on that?

  19. Anonymous

    “Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.”The SBC (WSA) gives out money (about $750,000) to ONLY student groups. Maybe you should pay more attention?

  20. Anonymous

    “Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.”The SBC (WSA) gives out money (about $750,000) to ONLY student groups. Maybe you should pay more attention?

  21. Anonymous

    “Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.”The SBC (WSA) gives out money (about $750,000) to ONLY student groups. Maybe you should pay more attention?

  22. Anonymous

    “Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.”

    The SBC (WSA) gives out money (about $750,000) to ONLY student groups. Maybe you should pay more attention?

  23. Anonymous

    There is more than just parties going on the weekends. Have you ever thought about looking at the weekend update on Wesleying? It’s just that people here choose to ignore everything that doesn’t involve getting shitfaced.

  24. Anonymous

    There is more than just parties going on the weekends. Have you ever thought about looking at the weekend update on Wesleying? It’s just that people here choose to ignore everything that doesn’t involve getting shitfaced.

  25. Anonymous

    There is more than just parties going on the weekends. Have you ever thought about looking at the weekend update on Wesleying? It’s just that people here choose to ignore everything that doesn’t involve getting shitfaced.

  26. Anonymous

    There is more than just parties going on the weekends. Have you ever thought about looking at the weekend update on Wesleying? It’s just that people here choose to ignore everything that doesn’t involve getting shitfaced.

  27. Anonymous

    Please. If this campus cared about drug/alcohol abuse, it wouldn’t go out of its way to make sure that nothing ever fucking goes on on the weekends except frat parties and dorm parties. Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.

  28. Anonymous

    Please. If this campus cared about drug/alcohol abuse, it wouldn’t go out of its way to make sure that nothing ever fucking goes on on the weekends except frat parties and dorm parties. Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.

  29. Anonymous

    Please. If this campus cared about drug/alcohol abuse, it wouldn’t go out of its way to make sure that nothing ever fucking goes on on the weekends except frat parties and dorm parties. Giving all student activity funding to student groups instead of spending it on social events that might interest more than four people would be a good start.

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