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Campus Overload: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Virginia Tech threatens school paper over web comments

A Virginia Tech committee has threatened to recommend that the university cut funding to all student media on campus if the student-led newspaper, the Collegiate Times, continues to allow anonymous comments on its Web site, according to documents released by...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 12, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: VA Tech  
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snOMG college score card

It has been fun, but we all knew it had to come to an end at some point. After four full snow days (and, in some cases, five), nearly all of Washington's colleges are reopening today. The University of Maryland...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 12, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: American, Catholic University, Gallaudet, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Howard, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland  
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Friday News Overload

Edgy shirts Joe College is a t-shirt shop near the University of Kansas where you can buy t-shirts that probably would not be allowed in college bookstores. The royal blue shirts proclaim things like "Friends don't let friends go to...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 12, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Hampton, Kansas State, Louisiana State, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Texas, Vanderbilt, Villanova  
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Thursday News Overload

Travel troubles A college student from Pennsylvania has sued the federal government for allegedly detaining, handcuffing and interrogating him for five hours at Philadelphia's airport in August because he was carrying a set of English-Arabic flashcards from one of his...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 11, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: UCLA, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Washington State University  
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Snomageddon hits hard

The blizzard is still raging, stuff is collapsing, classes are being canceled and students are trying to make the best of the situation. Did I mention that it's still snowing out there? Here's what's going on at local colleges (compiled...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 10, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: American, Catholic University, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland  
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GWU vs G'town in snowball epic

Tonight at 6 o'clock students from George Washington University and Georgetown University will meet halfway between their campuses for an epic snowball fight in Rose Park. The two schools have had a friendly rivalry for quite a while. It's not...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 10, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: George Washington, Georgetown  
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Snoverit? Go to a snowball fight

Despite the raging, dangerous blizzard that is supposed to last into the afternoon, there are already plans for early-afternoon snowball fights. There will be a George Washington University vs. Georgetown University snowball fight halfway between the two campuses in Rose...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 10, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Thursday News Overload

Yale tradition ruined? Remember Yale's new admissions video, "That's Why I Chose Yale"? Well, The New Yorker did what all of us wanted and showed the YouTube sensation to a group of the college's slightly older, more distinguished graduates. The...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 10, 2010; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Queens College, Stanford, Yale  
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Avoid snomageddon boredom

1) Go urban snowboarding. Don't know what that is? Watch this video. All you need is a SUV, a sled or snowboard, some rope and a lack of commonsense. (Seriously, I am not saying this is safe to do....

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 9, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Snowball turns into VA felony

Saturday afternoon, two James Madison University students partook in a winter tradition -- throwing snowballs. Only their snow-packed missiles were aimed at a city snow plow and an unmarked Harrisonburg police car. Apparently, the officer in the car did not...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 9, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: James Madison  
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Tuesday News Overload

Questionable lesson plans The American Civil Liberties Union has accused a Fresno City College instructor of presenting religious-based and anti-gay views as facts during an introductory health class, The Fresno Bee in California reports. Full-time instructor Bradley Lopez's lessons often...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 9, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Columbia, Dartmouth, Fresno City College, Harvard, Marquette, Michigan State University, Penn State, Rutgers, Towson, UC Davis, UC Irvin, University of Central Florida, University of Nevada  
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snOMG, classes canceled again

Washington is covered in snow -- no, buried in snow -- and every college I know of in the area has canceled classes for the day. And despite power outages, falling trees, lack of cabs, store closures, icy sidewalks and...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 8, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: College of William and Mary, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, University of Florida, University of Maryland, VA Tech  
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Monday News Overload

Party crashers Hanover, N.H. police announced they will start undercover stings at Dartmouth Greek organization events to bust underage drinkers. In a flurry of e-mails, Greek leaders have said they will now heavily card at events to spot any non-students...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 8, 2010; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Dartmouth, Harvard, Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, University of Oregon, Yale  
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