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Campus Overload: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Friday News Overload: Campus protest edition

On Thursday thousands Californians and others across the country passionately protested public education funding cuts, higher tuition, reduced class offerings and teacher layoffs. The LA Times reports that the day was filled with "mostly peaceful rallies, walkouts and teach-ins at...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 5, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Campus protests: University of Maryland

About four dozen University of Maryland students skipped class this afternoon (or walked out at noon) to gather in a hallway of the Arts and Sociology building for an "open occupation." The event was part of a planned national protest...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 4, 2010; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Campus protests: UC Santa Cruz

The University of California Santa Cruz is advising employees and others not to come to the main campus today "due to potential safety concerns," according to the school's Web site. The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting dozens of students blocking...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 4, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A guide to today's protests

Today is the day college students across the country plan to skip class, attend rallies, strike, host panel discussions and protest state budget cuts, tuition hikes, faculty lay-offs and diminished services on campus. Dan de Vise and I plan to...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 4, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: March 4, University of California, University of Maryland  
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Thursday News Overload: Massive riot outside University of Maryland bars

After the University of Maryland basketball team beat Duke late Wednesday night, hundreds of rancorous, cheering students poured out of College Park bars and mobbed Route 1 in the university's first riot in more than four years. Students yelled obscenities...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 4, 2010; 7:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Texas A&M, University of Kansas, University of Maryland  
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Wednesday News Overload

Hopkins turns into Hogwarts On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University hosted its first High Table Dinner, which allows about 440 freshmen to dine with the university's top officials and faculty members in Harry Potter-style formality. Students dressed up for the event,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 3, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, University of California, University of Maryland  
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Tuesday News Overload: UC protests continue

Hundreds of students from across the University of California system rallied in Sacramento on Monday to urge lawmakers to increase state funding to higher education and increase diversity. Many chanted, "No cuts, no fees, education should be free" outside the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 2, 2010; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Berkeley, Cornell, Georgetown, UCLA, University of California, University of Texas  
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College roadtrip: Boston

I'm in Boston today to meet with staff members from Boston area college newspapers. Here's a look at what's happening on various campuses.

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 1, 2010; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Tufts  
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Monday News Overload

Stanford students admit they're addicted to their iPhones.

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 1, 2010; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Penn State, Stanford, Union College, University of California, University of Georgia, University of Hawaii, University of Maryland, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin  
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