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About the “Lessons From Lincoln” series

March 11, 2010

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The people of Lincoln, Neb., have taken a communitywide approach to combating high-risk drinking among college students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Statistics show initiatives by police, bar owners, high school principals, landlords, students, university leaders and other community members have led to fewer reports of unwanted sex, murders, drunken-driving arrests and binge drinking.

As Kansas University and the Lawrence community grapple with our own drinking problem among students — one that contributed to the deaths of two students last year — we take an in-depth look at what lessons our community can learn from Lincoln its ongoing commitment to curbing alcohol problems.

Comments

Keith 5 years ago

Given that so far, the lesson I've taken away from this series is to increase police presence at bars and house parties, I'd be interested in seeing a comparison between the Lawrence PD and Lincoln PD. Size of force, cost to the city, etc.

Richard Payton 5 years ago

Just cover the Hawks because Huskers can't walk a straight line.

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