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94 percent of KU students take alcohol classes

LAWRENCE | About 94 percent of University of Kansas students under the age of 22 have taken an alcohol education class that is required for incoming students.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that as of Friday, 259 of the 4,375 students required to take the course had yet to complete it. Those who don't take the class have their enrollments put on hold. That happened to 905 students last year.

Carol Seager, the university's director of health services, says students receive four e-mail reminders before the hold is enforced. Seager says it's too early to tell whether the classes are meeting the goal of helping to reduce underage drinking. This is the second year the course has been required, and the university plans to offer it for four years.

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