Education: Campus Dryout

Princeton jail terms fuel a debate on college boozing

No one has ever succeeded very well at keeping college kids from drinking -- but town and gown authorities have never stopped trying. In Princeton, N.J., last week Municipal Court Judge Russell Annich Jr. hit two Princeton University students with 30-day jail sentences and $500 fines for serving alcohol to minors at an initiation bacchanal last February. On that occasion, 39 pledges at two of Princeton's notoriously wet eating clubs had wound up in the infirmary or the hospital after having been led, blindfolded, through a rite at which club members helped to pour liquor down their throats. One student lay...

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