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: B&O Railroad Museum Offering Free Admission To Active Duty Military Personnel Through Labor Day
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: More Baby Formula Is Heading To Store Shelves As Early As This Weekend
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: Here's How To Travel Safely And Efficiently On Memorial Day Weekend
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