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Campus Overload: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

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. @TFLN (219): rather than putting your...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 5, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: Twitter  
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snOMG freaks colleges out

Meteorologists are calling for an epic snow storm in the D.C. area this afternoon: A foot or two of snow falling at the rate of one or two inches an hour. Snow has just begun to fall from the sky...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 5, 2010; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday News Overload

Reminder: Check FB privacy settings Facebook profiles of many medical school students are a perfect ethics discussion starter at many universities, The Chronicle reports. Some examples of questionable content: A group called PIMP, which stood for Party of Important Male...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 5, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Columbia, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Ohio State  
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Facebookgate, the 2010 edition

Admissions officers more than a year ago started noticing something odd about the Facebook groups built around their incoming classes: The creators weren't newly admitted students. Or current students. Or alums. Or anyone with any tie to the universities. Brad...

By Washington Post editors  |  February 4, 2010; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Admissions  
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Ask the Intern Queen

Last week the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, offered some tips for finding an internship -- and she was flooded with questions from readers. So, starting this week, Lauren will answer some of those questions. If you have any for her,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 4, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Intern Queen, Internships  
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Thursday News Overload

Presidential love life The University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer separated from his wife, who will continue to live in the president's house on campus, and is now dating a classics professor, The Chicago Maroon reports. Inside Higher Ed raises...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 4, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wednesday News Overload

Yet another way to self-promote A 22-year-old recent college graduate wants a journalism job, so he paid for Facebook ads featuring his photo and a link to his LinkedIn profile that pop up on the pages of Condé Nast employees....

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 3, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Ohio University, Princeton, Stanford, University of Massachusetts  
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VT notifying parents on alcohol violations

Starting this semester, Virginia Tech will notify parents anytime a student under 21 is disciplined for drug or alcohol-related violations. Previously, letters were sent home if a student had a serious offense, such as drunk driving or being hospitalized with...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 2, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Alcohol, VA Tech  
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Q&A: Nikki Roberti, teen mag publisher

Nikki Roberti is only 20, but she has already weathered a Gawker blow-up and launched a magazine for girls that has a Christian slant, REALITY Check Girl Magazine. The magazine is available only online and has yet to make any...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 2, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Campus Media, Internships  
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Tuesday News Overload

Campus safety On Jan. 22 a senior graphic design major at Iowa State University stopped by a house party for a few drinks and left at about 9:30 p.m. He hasn't been seen since. For several days, search parties have...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 2, 2010; 6:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Berkeley, Howard, Iowa State, Penn, Williams  
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Monday News Overload

Budgets, salaries and donors The University of Central Missouri lost one of its huge benefactors after the host of a sports radio talk show affiliated with the university made comments about how campus no longer had a Christmas tree because...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 1, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: University of Georgia, University of Missouri, University of Texas, Washington State University  
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