College Presidents on Drinking Age

When considering the idea of lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 or 19, I feel as though the “businesses” this affects most are colleges. The entire societal nature of college oftentimes revolves around alcohol and underage drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol are most likely a main topics of concern for every college president across the United States.

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Get real, lower drinking age to 19

This CNN article by William Cohen expresses his distaste of the 21 year old drinking age in the United States, especially in regards to how it affects college campuses. This is a sentiment that many others, including many university presidents, agree with, stating that it causes a severe amount of dangerous binge drinking on college campuses.

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National Minimum Drinking Age Act

Since my white paper is looking at the policy of the 21 year old age requirement to legally drink alcohol in the United States and considering if lowering the age to 18 would be more beneficial for our society, I figured it best to start than the act that brought the drinking age from 18 in most states to 21 in all.

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Resources Proposal

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) mission is for the betterment of the public health and to advance the interests of physicians and patients. As the largest and highest respected professional association of physicians, I decided to use AMA as my society resource as to the health sectors response to the health affects of misleading overly airbrushed advertisements have on the public.  Continue reading Resources Proposal