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Wednesday News Overload

Jenna Johnson

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 its nine black Greek letter organizations, breaking up the name "Divine Nine" and raising questions about the future of Greek life, The Hilltop reports.

Team Conan
Washington Square News columnist at NYU thinks NBC made a "terrible, terrible mistake" and that their college viewers will leave with Team Conan.

Best seats
A University of Arizona freshman (and DC native) will watch tonight's State of the Union address from the first lady's box, the Post reports.

Girls vs. boys
Yet another study came out yesterday that examined how college women are outnumbering and outperforming men, but this one had some other interesting findings: Hispanic men, especially new immigrants, are falling further behind Hispanic women; Men are less likely to attend college later in life (undergraduate men over 25 are outnumbered by women in the same age group 2-to-1); African Americans still have the largest gender gap, and 63 percent of all African American undergraduates are women.

Drunk bus puke
University of Maryland shuttle buses may have received three citations from the state for not properly cleaning up student puke and exposing bus drivers to hazardous blood borne pathogens (and grossness), The Diamondback reports.

Budget ideas
The University of Cincinnati Student Government has pledged to help raise $10 million -- all in pennies. That's one billion pennies, The News Record reports.

University of Montana debates switching to a four-day workweek to save money. Students love the idea of official three-day weekends (wait, who actually goes to class on Fridays?), but employees are not happy about the longer workdays, the Missoulian reports.

Last-minute graduation
A 100-year-old New Hampshire teacher is awarded her bachelor's degree on her deathbed, The Boston Herald reports.

Trademarks
The U.S. Olympic Committee has filed a federal lawsuit to get the Pennsylvania-based International Institute for Sport and Olympic History to drop "Olympic" from its name because they did not ask permission to use the word, the Centre Daily Times reports.

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