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Department: Political Science
Symposium Year: 2012
Student(s): Alex Alteri
Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Stephen G. Hartlaub
Through analysis of campus and Frostburg City Police records, along with RA reports and student polling, I plan on analyzing and critiquing Dr. Gibralter’s De-Emphasization of high risk drinking among the FSU students. During Dr. Gibralter’s opinion editorial to the Baltimore Sun he made the statement that through partnerships within the community and with local police agencies high risk drinking has gone down dramatically. He furthermore urged other campuses to follow suit. However, in his op-ed he did not mention any statistics or go into detail as to what these partnerships within the community were. I plan on critiquing this policy by comparing any new policy Dr. Gibralter has enacted against any increase or decrease in high risk drinking behavior. This will be done by first and foremost receiving information as to the policies that Dr. Gibralter has employed and what his definition of “high risk drinking” is. Then I will gather statistics and reports from local police archives on the number of alcohol related incidences of FSU students along with any RA reports from dorms on campus. Lastly I will create a questionnaire to give out to a representative student body. The purpose of the questionnaire will be to gather the student perspectives and beliefs as to high risk drinking, whether it has been decreased, and the general opinion on Dr. Gibralter’s policy. This study will serve Gibralter in 2 ways. First, if his policy is successful and he would like other schools to emulate his policy, this will give a good platform for him to showcase. Second, if his policy is ineffective or flawed, this study will help to make him aware of those problems and help him address them.
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