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Campus Overload: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

The Week in Tweets

This is my version of Follow Friday -- a collection of my favorite tweets from the week. Next week, help me compile the list by forwarding your picks to @wpjenna. @CICM Oh, twitter, can I filter out all these danged...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 19, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: Twitter  
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How to organize a revolution (or a snow fight)

Ever wonder how other college students quickly coordinate massive events through social media? Last week Kyle Boyer, a senior political science major at George Washington University, organized an evening snowball fight against rival Georgetown University in just over 24 hours....

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 19, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: George Washington, Georgetown, Twitter  
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Friday News Overload

Forced fun Plans to make Moravian College in Pennsylvania more student-friendly have upset many students. The college plans to require all students to live on campus, unless they are over 24 or live at home with their parents. The school...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 19, 2010; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ask the Intern Queen

Each week the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, answers questions from college students about landing an internship. Do you have a question? Shoot her an email at lauren@internqueen.com and check back to see if she picked yours. Hello Lauren, My name...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 18, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Intern Queen, Internships  
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Thursday News Overload

Party theme: Racism Last weekend a group of fraternity members at the University of California, San Diego, threw a party that mocked Black History Month. The Facebook invite to the "Compton Cookout" told guests to wear chains, don cheap clothes...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 18, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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At GWU: One day you're in, and the next you're out!

A group of students who applied to George Washington University through its second round of Early Decision learned in early February that they had been rejected. But then, last Wednesday they received an e-mail exclaiming "Congratulations" and welcoming them to...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 17, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Cornell, George Washington, University of California, admissions  
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Wednesday News Overload

Senior skip day year? As Utah state lawmakers looked for things to cut in the budget to lessen a $700-million shortfall, one senator got creative: Why not get rid of senior year of high school? Students in 12th grade are...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 17, 2010; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wanted: Women for student government

Student government election season is in full swing, but as I read through campus newspaper coverage and browse candidate Facebook pages, I've noticed something -- an overwhelming majority of top candidates are guys. Why is that? Maggie Luttrell is a...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 16, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Student Government  | Tags: Iowa State  
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U-Md. students react to Mote's retirement

University of Maryland President C.D. (Dan) Mote announced to students on Monday that he will retire at the end of the summer. Mote has been president since 1998 and is credited with guiding the university higher in the rankings, attracting...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 16, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Student Government  
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Tuesday News Overload

Freedom of information The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee settled a lawsuit with the campus newspaper on Friday and agreed to release unredacted public records that show how office space is allocated to student organizations. The university will also pay more than...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 16, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Baylor, Tufts, UCLA, University of California, University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin  
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Colleges use the Internet to ruin snow days

Last week college students in the Washington area got as many as six snow days (Here's a snow day score card) as two epic, historic storms dumped more than two feet of snow on the region. But thanks to the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 15, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: American, Georgetown  
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Love sweeps college campuses

Happy belated Valentine's Day! As I was putting together my daily news overload, I came across tons of love-themed stories. Here are some of my favorites: Uncomfortable love Think your Vday was awkward? The University of Minnesota embraced that awkwardness...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 15, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: George Mason, Southern Methodist University, Tufts, University of California, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota  
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President's Day News Overload

University of Alabama shooting A biology professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville allegedly opened fire during a Friday faculty meeting, killing three of her colleagues and injuring three others, The Chronicle reports. Professor Amy Bishop, 42, had been...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 15, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Clemson, Louisiana State, Syracuse University, Towson, Trinity, University of Alabama, University of Missouri, University of South Carolina  
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The Week in Tweets

This is my version of Follow Friday -- a collection of my favorite tweets from the week. Next week, help me compile the list by forwarding your picks to @wpjenna. @thereal_SNL No school tomorrow!! #snOMG 2010 is much better than...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 14, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: Twitter  
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