Aug 26, 2008 — Neighboring North Country colleges have joined a growing movement calling for reconsideration of the 21-year-old drinking age. Clarkson University, in Potsdam, and St. Lawrence University, in Canton, join more than 100 colleges in what's called the Amethyst Initiative. They want to bring alcohol issues out in the open. St. Lawrence Pres. Dan Sullivan says St. Lawrence tackles drinking head-on. Every incoming student has to take an alcohol education class. But Sullivan told Martha Foley he's afraid that's not working.