Monday News Overload
Hanover, N.H. police announced they will start undercover stings at Dartmouth Greek organization events to bust underage drinkers. In a flurry of e-mails, Greek leaders have said they will now heavily card at events to spot any non-students who might be police informants. These leaders also said they have increased alcohol education, forged stronger relationships with the administration and encouraged students to use the Good Samaritan policy -- and the "Hanover Police's proposal will roll back a decade of progress," The Dartmouth reports.
Ladies, good luck finding a date at the University of North Carolina, where only about 40 percent of students are guys. The New York Times details the dating dilemmas women face as they continue to out-achieve men in higher education.
During a University of Oregon student government senate meeting last week, the vice president got in a fight with the president about the order in which senators can be called on during the meeting. The VP called the prez "tyrannical" and told him to resign. After the meeting, the VP e-mailed his fellow senate members, apologized for his outburst and said he would step down. Oh wait, now he's not resigning, the Oregon Daily Emerald reports.
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian editorial staff says university president Jack Wilson should not have accepted a 15 percent pay when students are having their fees increased, departments are cutting budgets and implementing hiring freezes and employees are worried about layoffs, furloughs or docked salaries. "Administrators should lead by example in these trying times, and not consider themselves above making the same sacrifices they expect of others."
College in HS
More high schools are offering early college programs for students at-risk for dropping out. Thiis allows them to earn up to two years of college credits, decreases the chance they will drop out and increase the chance they will get a college degree, the NYT reports.
Michigan State University decided to keep its Spartan logo, which was created in the 1970s, rather than switch to a more modern version, The State News reports.
Bringing sexy back
It's Sex Week at Yale, which means discussions and workshops on sex, love and relationships and free STD testing, The Yale Daily News reports.
Justin Timberlake was honored as Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard in a ceremony that featured Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Lance Bass, The Harvard Crimson reports.
Check back later this morning for a round-up of snOMG news from colleges in and near the District (and lots of snowball fight recaps).
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February 8, 2010; 9:36 AM ET
Categories: News Overload | Tags: Dartmouth, Harvard, Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, University of Oregon, Yale
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