Tiger Keg Ban


A newly-instituted ban on beer kegs at Princeton University has sparked a powder keg of student reaction.

Princeton President Harold T. Shapiro surprised returning students this fall by officially banning kegs on campus on August 29, calling the keg "a symbol of the free and easy availability of alcohol."

According to the Daily Princetonian, the measure hasn't been effective, as local liquor stores report more cases purchased this year than last year without a dramatic drop in keg purchases.

Some students say they are extremely unhappy about the unilateral nature of the ban.

In mid-September, Princeton students dumped alcohol containers on the steps of the main administration building on the campus to protest the policy.


Harvard College banned kegs in the Yard a few years ago and instituted new controls on kegs in the upperclass houses last year, with little student resistance.