Officials Seek Solution To Stem Fraternity Falls

Friday, November 30, 2012

University officials are looking for solutions in response to a series of falls from campus buildings in Idaho and Washington, mostly at fraternities and involving alcohol.

The falls — five since September — at the University of Idaho and Washington State University campuses have alarmed officials, who acknowledge the challenge they face in changing student attitudes on alcohol and minimizing dangerous behavior.

"Obviously, we need to do more with them to help them think through what are the possibilities for accidents," Washington State University Dean of Students Melynda Huskey told the Lewiston Tribune

"This is a challenging age. Young men in their late teens and early 20s are not always the best assessors of personal risk."

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