Laramie, Wy – Following the binge drinking deaths at two Colorado Universities U-W trustees were asked to continue focusing on binge drinking at their own campus. First Lady Nancy Freudenthal calls it a public health issue. While commending U-W for having an alcohol policy, she urges them not to stand on written words. However, in the last week, the trustees have received e-mails asking them not to overreact to what happened in Colorado. But Trustee President Kathy Hunt says Wyoming has its own issues. She says a survey of students shows that 46 percent of them binge drink.
She notes that 12 percent of U-W students say that drinking alcohol has impacted their academic performance.
Hunt urged trustees to support any efforts by the Athletic Department to curb drinking in the stands.