Princeton Hands Out Plastic Cups

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Princeton University is handing out 5,000 plastic cups to students in an effort to persuade them to not share drinks in response to last semester’s meningitis outbreak.

    Students at Princeton are joining the fight against bacterial meningitis. An outbreak on the Princeton University campus last spring has the institution passing out plastic cups to persuade students not to share drinks with one another.   One way that meningitis is spread is through sharing drinks. They are providing students with 5,000 red cups that say “Mine.NotYours.”  The cups also include markings of the standard size for beer, wine, and cocktails along with the phone number to the university’s department of public safety.  They’re telling students to write their name on the cup so no one else uses it.