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Campus Overload: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

College acceptance rates down

Everyone saw this coming: Prestigious colleges and universities received record numbers of applications for the Class of 2014. So, logically, acceptance rates were expected to drop. Congrats, you were right. April 1 is the deadline for most admissions departments to...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 1, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, George Washington, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Penn, Stanford, Tufts, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Washington University  
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Pot, an alternative to alcohol?

Believe it or not, this is not an April Fools' Day story. In honor of National Alcohol Awareness Month, which starts today, students at more than 80 colleges across the country are urging their universities to allow them to use...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 1, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Georgetown, University of Maryland  
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Wait, is this an Onion story??

Man, the news seems way too interesting today. What's up with that? Johns Hopkins University has finally given in and taken out that ridiculous "s" from its name. The college now calls itself John Hopkins University. "We give up," university...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 1, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: Cornell, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, Towson, University of Maryland, West Virginia University  
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Green graduation gowns

Environmental friendliness is sooo in style right now. So much so that Harper College, located just outside Chicago, has switched to green graduation gowns. The actual gowns are still official Harper blue. But once thrown away, these new robes will...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 31, 2010; 4:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Harper College  
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AU paper penning apology for date-rape column

Editors at the American University student newspaper, The Eagle, said Tuesday they plan to write an apology to those who were harmed or upset by a column that called date rape "an incoherent concept." I wrote an article for this...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 31, 2010; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: American  
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Celebrating April 1 with fake news: Do or don't?

On Thursday, it's likely that some college newspaper headlines will catch your eye... U. to replace professors with nuns. (link!) Let's shot-gun some beers and then pass an ultra-non-binding GUSA Resolution. (link!) Campus Escorts apparently not a booty call service....

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 30, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: Boston College, Boston University, Brown, Columbia, Penn State, University of Florida  
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AU date rape column angers students

American University students are demanding that the campus newspaper fire one of its columnists and issue an apology after publishing a column Monday that called date rape "an incoherent concept." The column in The Eagle newspaper was written by Alex...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 29, 2010; 7:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: American  
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Penn's YouTube-powered campaigns

Last week University of Pennsylvania students fought for positions in the student government. One of the hottest races? Class of 2013 president. (Yes, freshmen campaigning to rule all of the soon-to-be sophomores.) There was incumbent Jonathon Youshaei, who boasts on...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 29, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Student Government  | Tags: Penn  
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What 50K buys

The Boston Globe has a story this morning which reports that the number of private colleges in the Boston region that charge more than $50,000 a year will double next year. Just two years go, less than a handful of...

By Jenna Johnson  |  March 29, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Babson, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Holy Cross, MIT, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Tufts, Wellesley  
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