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Jenna Johnson

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 has about 1,600 students and wants at least 85 percent to live on campus. Students who commute to campus will be required to purchase a $250/month meal plan to keep them involved with campus life. About 170 students attended a student government meeting on Thursday to protest the changes. Some threatened to never donate to the school after graduation, The Morning Call reports.

Sports secrets
A University of Michigan alumnus has sued the university's board of regents and accused them of violating the state Open Meetings Act when they met behind closed doors earlier this month for an update on the NCAA investigation of the football program, The Detroit Free Press reports.

Senioritis cure?
The White House and Education Department are holding a contest to see which high school can demonstrate how it plans to prepare students to graduate from high school and college, The Post reports. President Obama wants the U.S. to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The prize? Having the POTUS speak at graduation.

Safe sex
A health survey of Duke students last spring found that 18.2 percent of sexually active students or their partners used emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or Plan B, in the previous 12 months, an increase from previous years that health officials say is linked to Plan B being offered over the counter. The survey also reported that 2.1 percent of sexually active female students had experienced an unplanned pregnancy, The Chronicle reports.

Winter wonderland
Want to host your own winter Olympics on campus? A Daily Bruin columnist suggests that UCLA coat the sidewalks in icy snow to create a snowboard ramp, create a freestyle ski course on the plaza, move the Dance Marathon to an ice rink, have students speed race each other to earn the best seats at basketball games and other ideas that would be totally easy to execute in Southern California.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  February 19, 2010; 8:09 AM ET
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I loved this post. What a fun use for social networking!

It's interesting because facebook and twitter are still on the way to being fully implemented. It'll be an interesting shift when today's young adults become the main business men and women. I think we'll definitely see a shift in the way that things are marketed, announced, and handled. In fact, to some extent, I expect our need for instant gratification to be rather detrimental in many ways.

Posted by: esallie | February 22, 2010 4:16 AM | Report abuse

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