Loras President Signs Amethyst Initiative
Loras College President James Collins has signed the Amethyst Initiative, a project calling for a review of the 21 year old drinking age. Collins is the second Iowa college president to sign, joining James Phifer of Coe College.
But University of Northern Iowa President Benjamin Allen said Wednesday that he would not sign the initiative. And nationally, two college presidents have withdrawn their names, under political pressure from Mothera Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
University of Iowa President Sally Mason said Tuesday that she would not join.
Since the media rollout Monday, the Amethyst Initiative's list has grown to 123 college presidents nationwide.