Campus alcohol policy: show or tell?

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Carl Bachus | Collegio Reporter At the beginning of every year, many incoming students experiencing their first taste of freedom are met with a stern warning from the local and campus police departments. But tradition suggests that the increased police presence is just for show. Mike McCracken, director of the university police and parking department, is adamant that the campus police and the Pittsburg local law enforcement are very proactive in the enforcement of state and local laws pertaining to alcohol. “Besides deploying extra officers during certain events such as Opening Weekend,” said McCracken, “we have taken a ‘zero tolerance’ stance regarding alcohol violations that occur within the residence halls and in other areas on…