First, they brought back segregation in the form of minority-only lounges and dorms. Now, an American university is bringing back prohibition.
Stanford University has banned all hard liquor at undergraduate parties in an effort to reduce binge drinking on campus.
The new policy comes after Brock Turner, a former Stanford swimmer, received a six-month sentence for sexual assault after a night of heavy drinking, which triggered national outrage and launched a several months long discussion a Stanford about student alcohol consumption.
Well done, Stanford. Your stern stance against alcohol use will doubtless accomplish what your stern stance against sexual assault failed.
Grad students are still allowed to possess liquor (see how generous your bureaucratic masters are) subject to strict regulations about container size, keeping it in the original container, buying it from a state approved source, and consuming it only within strict guidelines set by the university.
See, you still have your freedoms, provided they are exercised in strict compliance with the regulations of the state, the violation of any one of which will result in severe penalties unless your last name is ‘Clinton.’