Colleges: To Keg or Not to Keg?

To Keg or Not to Keg?

It has been the centerpiece of countless late-night dormitory parties. But the enduring popularity of the venerable beer half-keg has led dozens of colleges to ban its use in an effort to curb campus alcohol abuse. This year Princeton University banished the container, concluding that underage undergraduates will find it more difficult to purchase the same amount of beer in cans and bottles from local liquor stores. But many Princeton alumni have opposed the ban, explaining in a letter that bottles and cans were "more likely . . . to cause injury" than a plastic keg cup.

Meanwhile, Princeton's neighbor to...

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