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UW-Stout freshmen must take online alcohol survey


MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Stout is requiring freshmen to complete an online alcohol assessment before they can register for next semester's classes.

A Wisconsin Public Radio report (http://bit.ly/uQHtfw ) says six UW-Stout students have died in the past three years in alcohol-related incidents. Now the campus is trying to fight back against student binge drinking.

The online assessment asks questions about alcohol use or non-use and provides individualized feedback. A campus coordinator says the survey gives students a snapshot into where their drinking falls compared to other Stout students.

The assessment has been voluntary for the past five years. Now it will be mandatory before students can register for spring classes.

The school says the program is confidential and the results not shared with the university.


Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, http://www.wpr.org

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