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Campus Overload: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

For sale: 'Useless' law degree

A friend just forwarded me a Craigslist posting from the San Francisco area advertising "My Law Degree (Seriously)." According to the listing, the individual decided that after years of practicing law, "I have come to the conclusion that my law...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 26, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Real World  
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Friday News Overload

Kiss me, it's fake St. Patty's Day In 2007, St. Patrick's Day fell during spring break at Penn State, so student Joe Veltre and his friends decided to create another holiday to celebrate when everyone was on campus. "State Patty's...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 26, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Berkeley, Penn State, University of California, University of Mississippi  
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Thursday News Overload

Pay attention! A University of Oklahoma physics professor grew more and more irritated that his students paid more attention to their laptops than his lectures. So during a general physics engineering class last week, Professor Kieran Mullen grabbed a student's...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 25, 2010; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Fisk, Indiana University, Stanford, University of Colorado, University of Kansas, University of Maine, University of Oklahoma  
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Ask the Intern Queen: Pros/Cons of Skype interviews

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

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 24, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Intern Queen, Internships  
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Wednesday News Overload

Colleges fail to help sexual assault victims National Public Radio and the Center for Public Integrity teamed up to study the failure of colleges and universities -- and the government agency that oversees them -- to prevent sexual assaults and...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 24, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rock your internship interview

Headed to an internship interview? Then make sure to read this advice from Rachel Jones, assistant director for education outreach at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. One of my major responsibilities within the Education Programs at Wolf...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 23, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Internships  
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Tuesday News Overload

U Tube Want to know what other students did for their admissions essay to Tufts University? Just go to YouTube. This year Tufts allowed applicants to create a one-minute video essay and received more than 1,000 videos, The Boston Globe...

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 23, 2010; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Monday News Overload

Move on, Super Seniors In addition to accepting fewer freshmen, the California State University system is trying to save money by applying a little pressure to students who don't want to leave college after four years, The Sacramento Bee reports....

By Jenna Johnson  |  February 22, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Berkeley, Iowa State, James Madison, Penn State, University of California, University of Iowa, Yale  
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