University of Iowa president defends university after party school ranking

Friday, August 9, 2013

University of Iowa President Sally Mason defended UI’s image at the Iowa state Board of Regents meeting on Thursday following the Princeton Review earlier this week dubbing it the No. 1 party school in the nation.

UI officials have been proactive in reducing high-risk drinking on campus by implementing multiple, mutually-enforcing and research-based strategies, Mason said.

“There’s a common perception that there’s nothing that can be done to change the culture of high-risk drinking in a college campus,” she said. “What we’re learning is that’s not true.”

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