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Campus Overload: March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

Obama visits George Mason

Friday was one of those gorgeous spring days at George Mason University. Students who didn't have class (or who skipped) could leisurely walk along tree-lined paths, play tennis, catch up on class readings outside.... or wander over to the Patriot...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 19, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Obama at GMU

The big event at George Mason University today was Obama's health-care speech, attended by something like 8,500 people at the Patriot Center. Others watched on televisions at the student center. One of those inside the Patriot Center, Ayesha Rahmanyar, 23,...

By Washington Post editors  |  March 19, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Meet G'town student body president Calen Angert

Calen Angert is the student body president at Georgetown University. This semester he and his vice president, Jason Kluger, decided to run for a second term -- and won. "We wanted to finish what we started and see our initiatives...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 19, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Student Government  | Tags: Georgetown  
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Graduating? Start your job search now

Mike Caldwell is the acting director of Career Development at Grinnell College in Iowa. He compiled this list of tips to help college students get ahead in the job market and distinguish themselves from other candidates. Develop a plan -...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 19, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Grinnell  
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'Match Day' at George Washington University

George Washington University senior medical students sit in a packed auditorium with a white envelope in their hands. The 172 students are surrounded by their best friends, significant others and family members who traveled from around the country for this...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 18, 2010; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Georgetown's St. Baldrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day got pretty crazy for about 75 Georgetown University School of Medicine students, faculty and staff members who celebrated by shaving their heads. No, alcohol wasn't involved. The group decided to "brave a shave" to raise money for...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 18, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard student killed on spring break

A Howard University senior drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming in Cancun on spring break, The Hilltop reports. Davon Green-Franklin, 22, had an "effervescent smile and positive outlook" and was actively involved with the Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 18, 2010; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Chemistry of a hangover

A Catholic University chemistry professor tackled a lecture topic this week that college students usually only discuss over beers -- the chemistry of a hangover. Wearing a bouncing shamrock headband, professor Diane Bunce told her class of about 30 non-chemistry...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 17, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags: Catholic University  
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Many college students have been celebrating since the weekend (actually, Penn State students started in February) but today is officially the day. Chicago plans to dye its river green. The Empire State Building in New York will light up like...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 17, 2010; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How to stay out of trouble on spring break

Thomas E. Betz is the director of University of Illinois Student Legal Service on its Urbana-Champaign campus -- and answers lots of questions from students about spring break. It is that time of year again when college students seek warmer...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 16, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Spring Break  | Tags: Spring Break, University of Illinois  
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Another NCAA bracket: Player graduation rates

Here's yet another factor that might help you fill out your NCAA bracket: Athlete graduation rates for the 65 teams headed to the basketball tournament. Each year the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 16, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: NCAA, University of Central Florida, University of Maryland  
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Spring breaking it down!

Everything that you just love about spring break -- trashy cowboy hats, spring break-ups, super seniors, wet T-shirt contests, funneling drinks, Mexican jails, bad tan lines -- come together in a You Tube video that just went up, Spring Break...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 15, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Homework: Log out of Facebook, turn off cell, unplug everything

University of Minnesota Professor Heather LaMarre gave her students a nearly impossible assignment earlier this month: Go five days without using any media or gadget that didn't exist before 1984. That meant no Facebook, Google, YouTube, e-mail or Twitter. And...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 15, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: University of Minnesota, University of Texas  
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UC to repay grad students $28 million

A superior court judge has ordered the University of California to pay nearly 3,000 current and former graduate students about $28 million, The Daily Californian reports. The students say the university promised them a tuition freeze when they enrolled and...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 15, 2010; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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