Lower the legal drinking age to 18, says outgoing Hiram College President Tom Chema

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June 27th, 2014

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Tom Chema moved out of his office at Hiram College this week as he officially retires  Monday after 11 years as president. While at the helm he saw what you’re likely to see on almost any college campus: A lot of underage drinking…

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“One of the concerns I have is all of this focus on the college scene and we forget that lowering the drinking age to 18 would also have an impact on high school students and those outside of college. This isn’t just a college issue.”

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