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Washington State University Task Force Close To Issuing Alcohol Plan

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A task force formed by Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd is close to developing a plan to reduce alcohol abuse among students.
    
The task force will submit a list of recommendations to Floyd in mid-April.
    
Floyd assembled the group after the alcohol-poisoning death of freshman Kenny Hummel. He was found unconscious in a residence hall on Oct. 27 and died a short time later at Pullman Regional Hospital.
    
The task force has reviewed a decade's worth of data on alcohol-related incidents among WSU students. The school says its recommendations will include a mandatory education program for freshmen, a new model for screening and intervention, and collaboration with the Pullman hospital's emergency department.

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