The student government of the University of Iowa is holding an on-campus tailgating party before today’s Iowa-Michigan game, and drinks will be served.
In recent years, American campuses have mostly dealt with problem drinking through prohibition — banning alcohol entirely, and imposing heavy penalties on violators. But the Iowans are taking a different tack, supporting responsible drinking by bringing it out into the open.
Today’s party will be held at the university union. Students 21 and over will be able to purchase up to two beers, and the game — which is taking place on the road — will be broadcast on a big screen television.