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Marquette Students Face Hundreds in Fines for Drinking
MILWAUKEE --- Marquette University is trying to stop drug use and underage drinking among its students. The University put a new policy in place which fines students between $50 and $500 for their first offense, depending on their violation. The policy goes for all students on or off campus.
The most recent statistics made public show about 50 students were busted for drugs and 867 for alcohol in 2010. Dean of Students, Stephanie Quade, says the policy aims to inform students about the consequences of their actions. It also helps administrators determine if a student has a substance abuse problem and needs an intervention.
Some Marquette students doubt the policy will help stop illegal partying. CBS 58's Elizabeth Fay reports.