Still No Word on Whether We Can Play Beer Pong

But Can We Play Beer Pong?
Daniel M. Lynch

The College's first standardized alcohol policy leaves some questions-- including the status of a beloved drinking game-- up for debate.

On Thursday night, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds sent an email to undergraduates that included the word "alcohol" in the subject line. The rest of her message was a bit of a letdown.

Hammonds' email announced the new College alcohol policy, which was officially approved by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Tuesday. In her message, Hammonds wrote that the policies "emphasize a multifaceted approach to promoting a safe and healthy social life that will help forge the bonds of fellowship and community at Harvard." Not sure what that means? We aren't either.

If you're wondering what actually changed in the new policy, The Crimson's got you covered. Alternatively, if you're really set on reading the complete policy, Hammonds's email helpfully links to the new legislation in the Handbook for Students.

But does the ban on "activities that promote high-risk drinking, such as excessive and/or rapid consumption of alcohol, particularly of a competitive nature" leave room for beer pong? Let us know how you interpret that in the comments section below.

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