Columbia University to Spend $2.5 Million to Study Students’ Sex Lives, Drinking Habits

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Columbia University appears to value studying the sex lives and drinking habits of its students, to the tune of… $2.5 million, per Campus Reform:

Columbia University is spending $2.5 million to study students’ sex lives and drinking habits, Columbia sociology professor Shamus Khan announced last week during a talk.

“The trustees of Columbia wrote a $2.5 million check to the faculty and said, ‘Figure this out. What’s going on with sex and the sex lives of students?” Khan said during a talk last week, according to Politico.

SHIFT, or the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation, is a comprehensive study assessing“students’ sexual attitudes, intentions, and behaviors” and examining how students interact with each other “sexually and socially.”