When meeting the college prez is worse than your hangover


Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. explains why meeting with students who have had drinking-related medical emergencies might help curb the campus drinking problem:

To their credit, the handful of students I’ve met with to date all seemed uncomfortable during these meetings, embarrassed by the attention from their college president and by the reason for it. I believe our conversations have helped elevate the seriousness of the situation for them and for others. On a small campus like ours, word gets around that certain behaviors are going to precipitate conversations at the highest levels.