Thursday, November 18, 2004
Learning About the Dangers of Alcohol the Hard Way...
...at Harvard, no less:
Unfortunately, nothing ever changes. Each and every year a new class of first-years arrives and makes up 55 percent of Stillman Infirmary admissions in the month of September and gradually learns how to pace themselves, statistically speaking, by the start of December. Not that people become sensible drinkers by any means—by the end of last year, 3.7 percent of the class of 2007 had got so intoxicated that they needed to be sent to hospital. Those in other classes shouldn't laugh—one percent of the upperclass students that year got their stomachs pumped, too.