Student's death ends annual drinking party at STU

April 6, 2011

The drinking-related death of a St. Thomas University student last October has changed a campus tradition that began in 1988. Every April 6, Harrington Hall residents used to spend the day drinking, but the residence's student president says that all changed this year following the death of Andrew Bartlett, a rookie volleyball payer who had been drinking heavily at the team's initiation party and suffered fatal head injury after falling down stairs at his apartment. The men's volleyball team was suspended for violating STU's statement of conduct, which bars team initiations. This year, recycling money collected supported non-alcoholic activities, a decision by which all campus residences agreed to abide. CBC