Reports that police found Philip Rehders, 22, unresponsive shortly before 5 a.m.on a Sunday. Philip had been out with friends before he died.
October 5 2008
Reports that police are awaiting a toxicology report as they try to determine the circumstances under which Philip died. Also reported were remembrances by those who knew Philip on campus.
Thomas D. Hagerty
Thursday October 23 2008
Mike Green, collegiate consultant on drugs and alcohol, discussed the topic with the student athletes. Green told some sad stories that he had encountered over his 18 years as a speaker. He backed up his presentation with several chilling facts about alcohol-related injuries and deaths. During his talk, Green mentioned how Phillip Rehders died in the early morning of Sunday, Oct. 5. ust 18 miles away at Franklin and Marshall College, a story similar to those told by as an example of the consequences of alcohol abuse.
"Schools take new initiatives as alcohol-related incidents make headlines. Police say F&M alum visiting here last Sunday was drinking before his death. "
Reported that "two local colleges are accelerating their efforts to curb underage and binge drinking at a time when alcohol-related incidents have landed one of them in the news. Last month, F&M temporarily shut down college-approved Greek system parties, said Dean of Students Kent Trachte. Also at the beginning of the school year, the school reactivated a drug-and-alcohol task force that F&M President John Fry launched after he was elected president in 2002. Ironically, a short time later, on Sept. 20, officers from the the college's Public Safety office busted 47 underage drinkers in Thomas Hall. Then, a week ago, Philip E. Rehders, a 2008 F&M graduate and former swim team champion who had been visiting friends on campus, was found unresponsive in the residence hall."Jon Rutter is a staff writer for the Sunday News. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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