ST. MARY’S, Md. (AP) — St. Mary’s College of Maryland has turned a dorm recreation room into a campus bar to help promote responsible drinking.
It’s not a place to get smashed. Instead, officials tell The Washington Post The Pub is a place where students get to know their professors and drink in moderation.READ MORE: Baltimore City Council Approves Emergency Security Deposit Relief Act, Awaits Mayor Signature
University-operated bars were common in generations past. But when the minimum drinking age was set at 21, many campus bars closed. Some colleges are bringing bars back to promote responsible drinking.READ MORE: 31 People Shot In One Week In Baltimore; Mayor, Commissioner, State’s Attorney Announce Plan To Stop Violence
St. Mary’s College President Joseph Urgo says it doesn’t work to tell students not to drink. He says talking to them as adults helps.
George Mason University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County have long had campus pubs. Georgetown University is planning a bar in a student center.MORE NEWS: 33-Year-Old Woman Killed In Crash In Pasadena
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