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2014: ‘River of Booze’

November 01, 2016

50 Years of Covers

In November 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education will mark its 50th anniversary. To lead up to the occasion, we’ve chosen front pages featuring some of our reporting on key events in higher education and capturing the zeitgeist of the nation’s colleges and universities over the years.

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I n an array of articles on college drinking, The Chronicle explored alcohol’s impact on campus culture at the University of Georgia, where students pack dozens of bars every weekend. A variety of people described their competing roles in the scene: the police chief, the fake-ID guy, the bar owner, the educator, the student party planner, and the tailgater. "It’s a business of excess," said the bar owner. "It’s made me jaded in some ways, to see the best and worst in people."