Some University of Illinois students will be taking part in the "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" drinking event Friday, but "Unofficial" can be a difficult time for those suffering from alcohol addiction.
The chair of a committee set up to deal with Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day at the University of Illinois Urbana campus says he cannot be certain that the death of a student was definitely due to the unsanctioned event. Dean of Students Kenneth Ballom says the very nature of 'Unofficial' as a de-centralized, unorganized event makes it hard to be sure that the fatal fall of Jonathan Morales from a Champaign apartment balcony was truly a part of it.
23-year-old University of Illinois student Jonathan Morales died Friday night after falling from an apartment balcony on East John Street in Champaign. Champaign Police say preliminary information indicates that the fall was accidental.
We know that drinking to excess is not good, but that small amounts of alcohol can have health benefits. It turns out - there can also be social rewards from alcohol. That’s the focus of Catharine Fairbairn’s research. She’s an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois.