Miami University Increases Police Presence for Green Beer Day

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – A university in Ohio is offering alternative activities and increasing police patrols in preparation for a decades-old tradition of celebrating with green-dyed beer on the Thursday before spring break.

Green Beer Day at Miami University in Oxford begins this Thursday morning. The campus community is changing education and safety after several recent drinking-related problems.

More than 20 students were hospitalized in one weekend after drinking. Another student died and had a blood alcohol content of .347. Ohio’s legal limit is .08.

Fewer places will open early this year and fraternities won’t serve hard liquor at parties.

Campus and city police will also conduct joint police patrols. Campus police will distribute water from their cruisers and an alcohol awareness campaign is ongoing.

A cleanup day will begin at noon Friday.