College students will always drink to excess, and occasionally will die as a result. Sucks to be him and those he left behind, but those are the facts. I'm not sure that anything can be done. The freedom to drink when one is first out from the home is impossible to combat. I also think that fraternity life seems to glorify drinking excessively, and will continue. When I was in college, everyone in the fraternity scene lived to emulate Animal House, and I don't see much changing.