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Jenna Johnson

Reminder: Check FB privacy settings
Facebook profiles of many medical school students are a perfect ethics discussion starter at many universities, The Chronicle reports. Some examples of questionable content: A group called PIMP, which stood for Party of Important Male Physicians. A photo of a physician-in-training wearing a lab coat that read Kevorkian Medical Clinic. But is this really any different than med students who posed with their cadavers a century ago?

Protection for student journalists
Maryland lawmakers have proposed a bill that would expand the state's shield law for journalists to any student journalist enrolled in college. The bill was prompted by Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism's legal battle over its Innocence Project, The Paper Trail reports.

Budget protests
Fearing lay-offs and other budget cuts, Dartmouth College employees and students marched, protested and held a vigil last night, The Dartmouth reports.

Another way out of jury duty?
Michigan lawmakers have introduced a bill that would excuse full-time college students from jury duty during the school year.

Visit Columbia U!
The New York Times visits Columbia University, waxes about "elbow-patched academics" and "young coeds," and suggests some great restaurants to check out.

Freshman 15
The Latern at Ohio State University reports that "drunk food makes you fat" and urges students to count calories, even when wasted and craving pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken fingers and tacos.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  February 5, 2010; 8:53 AM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Columbia, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Ohio State  
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