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Campus Overload: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Help college students from Haiti

The Institute of International Education is giving emergency grants of up to $2,000 to U.S. college students who are from Haiti and facing financial problems because of the tragedy in their home country. There are more than 850 students from...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 29, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Week in Tweets

This is my version of Follow Friday -- a collection of the most interesting, enlightening or amusing tweets from the week. Next week, help me compile the list by forwarding your picks to @wpjenna. @GtownVoice Georgetown's 2.0 efforts develop only...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 29, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: Twitter  
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Md. high students change grades

Right before deadline last night, we got a hot tip: A group of students at one of the top high schools in the country had hacked into teachers' computers and changed grades. Soon after we filed the first version of...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 29, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Johns Hopkins, admissions  
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Friday News Overload

Racist threats in Ohio Students at Hocking College in rural Ohio are on edge after someone wrote on the wall of a dorm bathroom that all black students would be killed on Feb. 2. School officials have upped security. Impeachments...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 29, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Arizona State University, Dartmouth, Harvard, Hocking College, University of Alabama, Yale  
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Thursday News Overload

OMG iPad The student newspaper at Apple-crazed Abilene Christian University in Texas announced they plan to be the first student media to publish on the iPad, The Optimist reports. They have 60 days to figure out how to do that....

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 28, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Abilene Christian University, California State University, Dartmouth, Greek life, Notre Dame, Oklahoma City University, Rutgers, TCU, UCLA, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Washington  
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Online identities reflect real ones

Eight years ago, University of Virginia psychology professor Amori Yee Mikami recruited a group of 172 children who were 13 or 14 years old and assessed their popularity and friendliness. Recently, Mikami and her colleagues went looking for them on...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 27, 2010; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: Facebook, MySpace, University of Virginia  
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SOTU college watch parties

The District is one of those places where you can walk into pretty much any bar tonight and watch President Obama's State of the Union address. Links to SOTU-themed drinking games are circulating. And several D.C. college political groups plan...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 27, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Student Government  | Tags: Catholic University, Georgetown  
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College yearbooks change, fold

I wrote a story for today's paper about the death of the University of Virginia's yearbook, "Corks and Curls," after a nearly 120-year run. It's not the first college yearbook to fold in the last few years, as students get...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 27, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: Campus Media, Yearbooks  
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Wednesday News Overload

The Ivy Shore? Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino (you know, the guy who is always fist-pumping) tells US Magazine he wants to go to law school at Yale or Harvard, Ivy Gate reports. Greek life Howard University has suspended two of...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 27, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Harvard, Howard, NYU, University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland, University of Montana, Yale  
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Tuesday News Overload

Haaaaave you met Syracuse? The creative team that writes and produces "How I Met Your Mother" includes seven Syracuse University graduates, who keep a bowl of oranges in their office and try to sneak SU inside jokes into the show,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 26, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Iowa State, Johns Hopkins, Night Life, Rhode Island, Syracuse University, The Alligator, University of Florida, University of Kansas, Wellesley, admissions, research  
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Visit Post's new higher ed page

After months of planning, discussing and learning, my colleagues and I are excited to announce the launch of a new higher education page: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/higher-ed/ Bookmark it now. This is the place you should go to keep up on news from...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 25, 2010; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: College Inc., The Washington Post  
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Applying for a D.C. summer internship

The District is one of the most popular destinations for summer internships -- and not just political ones. Even though it's only January, many college students already know what they will be doing this summer. But it's not too late...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 25, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: D.C. Interns, Internships  
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Getting into college harder today?

This week several of the country's most selective colleges announced they had received record numbers of applications for the Class of 2014. The University of Chicago received 42 percent more applications this year than last. Brown, 20 percent. Princeton, 19...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 25, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  
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Monday News Overload

Stressed students Counseling centers at four-year colleges and universities saw a 16 percent increase in the number of students seeking help during the 2008-9 school year, but they haven't seen increases in suicide rates. More and more students are just...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 25, 2010; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Facebook, Mental health, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Yale, e-books  
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Campus newspaper goals for 2010

Journalism is quickly changing, and many college newspapers are struggling to balance doing more online while still putting out a quality print edition (and making sure the crossword puzzle is not a re-run). Here are some painless ideas for doing...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 24, 2010; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: Andrew Dunn, The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina  
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Airport security prank scares college student

Like many college students who log thousands of frequent flier miles between their campus and their hometown, University of Michigan student Rebecca Solomon is a pro at airport security: Coat off, sweatshirt and scarf off, shoes off. Then her laptop...

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 24, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: University of Michigan, travel  
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