Tag: University of Tennessee

25
Apr

SSDPer Reflects on SSDP2016 Conference

This past weekend, I attended the 2016 Students for Sensible Drug Policy International Conference in Washington DC. My closest family and friends know how passionate I am about the need for sensible drug policies in the United States and around the world, and this weekend invigorated me for what the future holds in drug policy reform. One of the ideas

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10
Mar

SSDPer Reflects on the Harms of Dishonest Drug Education for Youth

Written by Hayley Moran, University of Tennessee SSDP When I was in fifth grade, I won the D.A.R.E. essay contest and read my essay in front of the entire school. Now, I don’t actually have a copy of this essay (which I’m actually quite thankful for) but I can imagine that 5th grade me said something along the lines of,

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10
Feb

University of Tennessee SSDP Joins Howard Baker Policy Challenge

Written by Miranda Gottlieb, University of Tennessee SSDP chapter leader Members from the SSDP chapter at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) have put together a policy team for the 2nd annual Howard Baker Policy Challenge with a policy initiative focusing on developing a clean needle exchange in Nashville, Tennessee. The semester-long commitment to the Policy Challenge program helps students learn how to

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10
Sep

SSDP starts the school year with 24 new chapters

School has been out for the past few months, but SSDPers have been kicking it up into high gear – training and educating others, advocating for sensible drug policy, and building up their chapters. The Outreach team is so excited to welcome these newly established chapters to the SSDP network! International University of the West Indies (Jamaica, April 2015) University of

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20
Aug

SSDP Chapter Leader Studies Drug War in South America

As any SSPDer will know, there are many reasons for college students to become actively involved in ending the international failure that is the “war on drugs,” despite how overwhelming of a project it can appear to be at times. But it is much rarer for colleges to actively engage with students who have dedicated their academic career and future plans

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