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Campus Overload: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

UNL shuts down party scene

The Lawrence Journal-World in Kansas ventured to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to write a series of articles this week about how the police chief, college administrators and community members have joined forces to break up house parties, strictly enforce the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 12, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Millennials freaked out by economy, bad job market

Millennials are worried about paying their bills and finding jobs.

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 12, 2010; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Harvard  
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U of Kentucky closes frat after member set on fire

A University of Kentucky fraternity member was wrapped in toilet paper and then set on fire by one of his frat brothers Saturday, The Kentucky Kernel reports. When the victim realized he was on fire, he stopped, dropped and rolled....

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 11, 2010; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Spring break can kill you, so stay safe

It has been a cold, miserable winter, and many college students are fleeing south for spring break. But as they throw swimsuits, sunglasses and flip flops into suitcases, the proverbial parent (in many cases, concerned RA's and graying administrators) is...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 11, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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UCSD develops illegal immigration app

Crossing the border? There's an app for that. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Michigan created a cell phone application that helps illegal immigrants find water and key landmarks as they cross into the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 11, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: University of California, University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University  
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Intern Queen: Advice for community college students

Each week the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, answers questions from college students about landing an internship. Do you have a question? Shoot her an email at lauren@internqueen.com and check back to see if she picked yours. *** Hi Lauren, I'm...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 10, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Intern Queen, Internships  
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Wednesday News Overload

Dentures to dance parties Carnegie Mellon University has purchased an assisted-living facility, which it plans to convert into 93 student apartments. Student fees The University of Kansas student government is contemplating cutting student fee funding to the Daily Kansan. Laptops...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 10, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Carnegie Mellon, University of Kansas  
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GW's mystery candidate, Steve Holt

Late in the student government campaign season at George Washington University, a last-minute candidate announced he wanted to be student body president and asked students to write-in his name on their ballots. Candidate Steve Holt's reason for running sounded legit:...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 9, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: George Washington  
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Tuesday news: CA college student for hire

Federal prosecutors allege that Eamonn Daniel Higgins, 46, made hundreds of thousands of dollars attending classes, writing papers and taking exams at 10 Southern California colleges for about 120 Middle Easterners who wanted to maintain their student visa status, The...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 9, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Auburn University, Ohio State, University of Alabama  
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Playlists for the perfect spring break road trip

So, it's spring break. You and your friends load up into whoever's car can hold the most people (or travel the farthest without breaking down) and head out on the open road. The most important thing to bring along? A...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Monday News: Snooki's college tour

I don't know how I forgot to report this news last week: Snooki spoke at James Madison University on Wednesday night, amidst lots of "excited chatter and squealing," The Breeze reports. Of course, Snooki was late to her long-awaited appearance...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 8, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Hamilton, James Madison, Lake Forest  
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Oscar winners celebrated by alma maters

In the ever-ongoing battle to be the most interesting and accomplished person featured in college alumni magazines, last night's Oscar winners likely just bumped to the top -- as if they weren't already there. Like college public relations departments like...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 8, 2010; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Columbia, Eastern Carolina University, Morgan State University  
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