University President: We Know Your Kids Are Drinking and We Need Your Help

December 19, 2017

Michael A. Fitts, president of Tulane University (LA), writes: This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. A particular problem we’re grappling with now is the growing amount of high-risk alcohol and other drug use that is all too apparent on college campuses. We’re hard at work on it, and are frequently asked to do more, but we cannot make critical progress without family members.  Remember the advice that colleges give to family members, about “letting go” when students head to college? Parents shouldn’t let go entirely. Have the difficult conversations.

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