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Jenna Johnson

The big story: Haiti
College students across the country continue to raise money and awareness for the victims of the Haiti earthquake and relief efforts. Several universities have sent teams of medical workers to the island. At George Washington University, students can swipe their campus identification cards to donate money. At Dartmouth College, Students at Dartmouth for Haiti Relief recruited more than 300 volunteers to raise thousands of dollars, collect supplies, make long-term plans to help the country and document their efforts in a YouTube video.

Technology
Similar to how the RIAA has targeted college students who illegally downloaded music, major publishers are beginning to confront pirated books online, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

Harvard University became the first school to partner with Foursquare, a mobile social networking site that allows students to instantly share information about places and events.

Money & Stress
A new UCLA study finds that a growing number of freshmen are worried about paying for college and fewer students want to study business, the LA Times reports.

Journalism
Editors at Notre Dame's student newspaper, The Observer, publicly apologized for publishing a "cruel and hateful comic," and an assistant managing editor resigned. The three students who created the anti-gay comic also apologized, calling it an "offensive, distasteful and completely humorless joke."

The University of Maryland, College Park, opened a new $30 million journalism college that's double the size of the old building and wired for multimedia reporting.

Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism finished raising money for a new digital journalism media center and is now searching for a director, the Columbia Spectator reports.

Study break
Freeze College magazine is launching its annual Mr. Harvard Freshman competition, Ivy Gate reports.

And if you still haven't seen it, check out Yale's new admissions video on YouTube.

What else is going on? Let me know in an email: johnsonj@washpost.com.

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 21, 2010; 4:19 PM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Columbia, Dartmouth, Foursquare, George Washington, Haiti, Harvard, News Overload, Notre Dame, University of Maryland, Yale  
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