I am saddened to find the mixed messages regarding alcohol usage at my beloved Princeton University. While the University emphasizes responsible drinking and repeatedly points out the danger of irresponsible alcohol consumption, I was astonished to read the Student Dispatch column in the Sept. 16 issue. Regarding alcohol usage in eating clubs, the students’ Real Talk Princeton blog is quoted as saying: “Everyone gets drunk before heading to the Street.”
This sends out the message that drinking is expected in Princeton since “everyone gets drunk.” What a terrible message regarding our University. Please be sensitive when publishing such statements.