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Jenna Johnson

CampusOverload.jpgHaaaaave 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, The Daily Orange reports.

Night life
A Rhode Island judge rules that the town of Narragansett can continue its crackdown on college party houses by putting bright yellow stickers on houses that have too much fun, The Chronicle reports.

College media
Another student newspaper is explaining a cartoon that "fell a little flat." This time it's the The Alligator at the University of Florida, and a cartoon that combined sex, texting and Haiti.

Admissions
The New York Times explores how college admissions strategists are using the same tactics as credit card companies.

Research
A University of Kansas paleontologist is trying to figure out how an early flying dinosaur glided around and built a Jurassic Park-like model of a four-winged, feathered Microraptor gui, Wired reports.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine warns that toilet-seat dermatitis (an itchy rash) may be on the rise among children.

An assistant professor at Wellesley investigates the "waggle dance" of the honey bee.

Iowa State University researchers are trying to develop better, greener, safer batteries.

By Jenna Johnson  |  January 26, 2010; 9:17 AM ET
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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