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UW-Stevens Point considers alcohol ban

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STEVENS POINT (WKOW) -- One year after a student drowned in a river after a night of drinking, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is considering banning alcohol consumption in its dorms.  

The ban would include students of legal drinking age living in the dorms.

The Stevens Point Journal reports the school currently requires incoming freshmen to complete an online alcohol-education program. Students caught with a drinking offense are also required to attend a class to educate them on how alcohol can affect their health and study habits.

Vice Chancellor Al Thompson says barring all alcohol from residence halls is another option.

Stevens Point police Chief Kevin Ruder said it might make sense to expel repeat offenders. But Thompson says the school will judge individual students on a case-by-case basis.

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