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SAFER Campuses Day of Action generates news coverage nationwide
Written by SAFER   
Thursday, 01 April 2010

 The SAFER Campuses Initiative Nationwide Day of Action generated a significant amount of media coverage, including a couple national hits and a number of local and campus hits across the country.

 Two particular highlights were this feature story by the Chronicle of Higher Education --  the nation's "No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators -- and this piece that appeared on the Washington Post's higher education blog.  An archive of all the news coverage is included after the jump.

 Ultimately, students at more than 80 colleges and universities ended up taking action on their campuses that day, distributing more than 20,000 pieces of literature explaining the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol, and delivering copies of the Emerald Initiative and the book, Marijuana Is Safer: So why are we driving people to drink?, to more than 80 college presidents and chancellors. 

 SAFER carried out this project in conjunction with Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and campus chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws(NORML), and the effort was documented on the blogs of these organizations, as well as the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).  Click HERE to read the post from MPP's Steve Fox, who is a co-founder of SAFER and a coauthor of Marijuana Is Safer

An archive of news hits from the Day of Action and more photos follow after the jump.

Chronicle of Higher Education (1) (National)

Chronicle of Higher Education (2) (National) (National)

The Huffington Post (National) (National) (National) 

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)

Associated Press (1) (Appeared in/on Colorado Daily, Daily Camera, Grand

Junction Sentinel, and KMGH ABC 7)  

Associated Press (2)  (Appeared in/on Columbia Missourian, Springfield News-Leader, KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis, KRCG CBS 13 New Bloomfield)

Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH) 

Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, FL) 

Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT) 

Ames Tribune (Ames, IA) 

Columbia Tribune (Columbia, MO)

Columbia Missourian (1) (Columbia, MO) 

Columbia Missourian (2) (Columbia, MO) 

Denver Daily News (1) (Denver, CO)

Longmont Daily Times-Call (Longmont, CO) 

Denver Daily News (2) (Denver, CO) 

Longmont Ledger (Longmont, CO)  

Daily Camera & Colorado Daily (Boulder, CO) 

The Durango Herald (Durango, CO) 

Lawrence World Journal (VIDEO) (Lawrence, KS)  

Westword (Denver, CO) 

Riverfront Times (St. Louis, MO) (Akron, OH) 

The Daily Aztec (San Diego State University, San Diego, CA)

The Met (Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO) 

The Diamondback

(University of Maryland, College Park, MD) 

Daily Kansan (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS) 

The Maneater (University of Missouri, Columbia, MO)

Michigan Daily (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)

Daily Bruin (University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA) 

The New Hampshire (University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH) 

FSU News (Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL)

KNTV NBC 11 (San Francisco, CA) 

KNSD NBC 7/39 (San Diego, CA)

WPTZ NBC 5 (Burlington, VT) 

WVIR NBC 29 (Charlottesville, VA)

KCCI News 8 (Des Moines, IA)

KCNC CBS 4 (Denver, CO) 

KVAL CBS 13 (Eugene, OR) 

KHOG 40/29 (Fayetteville, AR) 

WKOW ABC 27 (Madison, WI) 

WCTV ABC 2 (Tallahassee, FL)

KLEW CBS 3 (Lewiston, ID) (on-line, U.S. Dept. of Education Higher Education Center) (on-line, American Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers) (on-line) (on-line) (on-line) (on-line) (on-line) (on-line) (on-line) (on-line)   

The Mancow Show (nationally syndicated) 

David Sirota Show (Denver, CO)

KBIA 91.3 FM (Columbia, MO)

KHOW 630 AM (Denver, CO)

KOA 850 AM (Denver, CO) 

KBPI 106.7 FM (Denver, CO)

AM 760 (Denver, CO)

KUNC 91.5 FM (Greeley, CO)

WIOD 610 AM (Miami, FL) 

WRMF 97.9 FM (West Palm Beach, FL)


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