I’m Shocked, Shocked! to Find that People are Doing Drugs On Campus!

And even more shocked to find that other people are being shocked to learn of it.  That’s what’s going on over at Inside Higher Ed today, where the editors are breaking news of recent Ivy League drug busts and the commentators are all getting their cynic on about how everyone knows the Ivy League has been doped up for generations.  Neither side mentions the two far more pervasive and genuinely troubling dimensions of the campus high life– off-label use of prescription medications to enhance performance (nicely documented by Molly Young in N+1 a few years back) and mindless droning drunkenness lasting from Tuesday night til Sunday afternoon.  I’ll have more on that last in a little while.