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News & Notes: 16 students transported for alcohol consumption

16 students were transported to McCosh Health Center and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro due to alcohol consumption this weekend, the highest number in at least the past three years.

This weekend represents what has traditionally been a spike in the number of students hospitalized for excessive alcohol intake that coincides with the weekend of eating club pickups and initiations.

University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua noted that, because the data represents all transports for the entire weekend, it is impossible to conclude whether they are related to specific campus activities.

This year’s transport numbers are higher than last year’s, when six students were transported to McCosh and to UMCPP; in 2012, 10 students were taken to McCosh and to UMCPP; in 2011, 11 students were taken to McCosh and to UMCPP.

Nine students were transported on Friday, three students were transported on Saturday, and four were transported on Sunday.

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