Will Stanford’s hard alcohol ban make students safer?

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Stanford University notified students via a surprising back-to-school email Monday, that hard liquor will no longer be allowed at undergrad parties on campus. The new policy comes after the Brock Turner sexual assault case made international news earlier this year. Both Turner and the victim were intoxicated when he assaulted her by a dumpster on campus. Administrators say they want to change the culture of alcohol at the school and eliminate risk; but critics say the new policy could make things worse by pushing drinking behind closed dorm room doors.

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Michele Dauber - Professor - @mldauber, Katy Murphy - San Jose Mercury News - @katymurphy

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Madeleine Brand

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Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney