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International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 14, Issue 2, Fall 2000

Richard Nault
Pages 157-160

Heavy Drinking on Campus
The University, Paternalism, and Civil Rights

This article reviews the extent to which illegal and abusive alcohol consumption on college campuses negatively affects students and campus communities, outlines strategies for dealing with heavy student use of alcohol, reviews how federal law now permits colleges and universities to notify parents when students are found responsible for illegal alcohol use, and presents the arguments for and against parental notification.