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October 05. 2013 1:40PM

Dartmouth pulls plug on paying for free munchies at frat parties

Party packs, which cost the school around $30,000 a year, are designed to reduce the risks associated with drinking, party packs have been a staple of registered events at Greek houses across the College since bystander intervention program Green Team was founded in 2011.

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