Understanding Why Students Love ‘Getting Wasted’
Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
August 17, 2011
University professor Thomas Vander Ven has observed his share of student drinking on campus. But why, he asks, have Americans come to see college and drinking as synonymous?
Vander Ven spent seven years asking kids to explain why they drink so much and so frequently — particularly when their nights often end so badly.
In Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard, the anthropologist and sociologist explains what he learned. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]