Source: (2005) Conflict Management in Higher Education Report. 6(1), November. Campus Conflict Resolution Resources Project, Wayne State University, Michigan. Downloaded 5 December 2005.

On a recent Saturday morning, 14 young people -- most of them University of Minnesota students -- assembled at First Congregational Church for the first community conferences to deal with alcohol-related incidents in the U of M campus area. After an orientation, they divided into three groups and sat down with University representatives, neighborhood residents, and fellow students to talk about their cases. Each group began with a conversation about the impact: Who had been affected? How? Like most offenders referred to the program, many weren't sure if they had harmed anyone at all. (excerpt)

Read Full Article