In general, binge drinking -- at Dartmouth and everywhere else -- isn’t seen as a mystery so much as an age-old fact, for which the response tends to range from “kids will be kids” to “woe is us.” But while Dartmouth has been cast, fairly or not, as ground zero for the problem, it has also been a driving force behind a possible solution. The National Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking involves 32 colleges across the country, which have begun to test a range of anti-drinking programs and compare data to see what actually works.
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