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Social Norms Recommended by Columnist

Michael Haines, a columnist for the Madison, Wis., paper Capital Times, recommended the social norms program be instituted on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The article, titled “Social norms approach could reverse UW's party school status,” ran in the Aug. 25 issue. The university was designated the No. 2 party school in the U.S. by Princeton Review. Haines recommended university administrators read the book edited by Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins, “The Social Norms Approach to Preventing School and College Substance Abuse.” If the University of Wisconsin-Madison implemented social norms, Haines wrote, “UW-Madison might lose its top party school designation, but it will have a real reason to celebrate.”