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OU says drinking cases down amid new alcohol policy
(2007-07-03)
(WOUB) - Ohio University officials say they're seeing results from the school's relatively new strategy to curb high-risk drinking among students.

A report says from last fall through the spring, the number of alleged alcohol violations dropped 32 percent compared to the same period a year earlier. Repeat offenses were down 60 percent.

The policy implemented last year includes tougher penalties for drinking violations, with a mandatory $100 fee for each offense.

Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith says while alcohol problems appear to be declining, the university has seen a 19 percent increase in drug cases, namely marijuana. So, the school now is working on a new anti-pot policy.

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