Iowa Tries to Tame Thirsty Thursdays

The University of Iowa is paying departments to hold more classes on Fridays in an effort to curb binge drinking.

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In an effort to curb binge drinking on Thursday nights, the University of Iowa is doling out monetary incentive for academic departments to hold more classes on Fridays, the Daily Iowan reports. According to the policy, which will take effect fall 2008, the school will pay departments $20 per student per switched class. Suddenly, Friday has become the new Thursday.