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HWS Debates The 21-year-old Drinking Age

Area Agency Chiefs Join In The Discussion

January 14, 2000 Geneva, NY – The legal drinking age will be discussed at a panel discussion held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.Colleges' faculty members will be joined by a Geneva City police sergeant and a representative from an area addiction counseling center. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

David Diana, the director of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs at the Colleges who organized the forum, said everyone in the audience will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists and explore the issue that faces all college students. Diana hopes that everyone in attendance will share their thoughts concerning the 21-year-old drinking law. Do you think it works? Should the law be changed? How effective has the law been in reducing alcohol-related concerns?

Panelists include: Wes Perkins, professor of sociology at HWS; Andy Walters, assistant professor of psychology at HWS; William Hastings, sergeant with the Geneva Police Department; and Bill Nivers of the Finger Lakes Addiction Counseling and Referral Agency.

This program is sponsored by the Colleges' Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Programs and Students Against Destructive Decisions.

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