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Campus Overload: April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Cloudy, with a higher chance of enrolling

Glossy brochures have a way of making college campuses look absolutely idyllic: Picture-perfect sunny days! Students sporting iPods walking to and from class across lush green lawns! Classrooms filled with attractive, laughing, diverse, well-dressed students! But a picture-perfect day might...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 9, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Penn  
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Got a research paper to write? Friend a librarian

Spring break is over. April is here. Those end-of-the-semester deadlines are not quite as distant as you think. And chances are your to-do list includes at least one research paper. Ah, college research papers -- it takes most students all...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 9, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Book review: 'You Majored in What?'

Every year at this time, soon-to-graduate college students hear this question over and over: "So... what are you going to do with that major?" Some students have a quick answer. But many don't -- especially with the unemployment rate at...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 8, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Boston University, University of North Carolina  
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Thirsty Thursday under attack

In an effort to combat dangerous underage drinking, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout (yeah, that's really its name) has come up with a rather unpopular plan: A full schedule of Friday classes in an effort to kill Thirsty...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 8, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags: University of Wisconsin  
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What's a griffin?

The College of William and Mary introduced the world to its new mascot Tuesday. But what is it? Is it an eagle? A lion? Some weird hybrid that emerged from a research lab? Um, it's a Griffin -- you know,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 7, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: William & Mary  
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50 most stressful colleges

No question about it, college is stressful. Getting in is stressful. Keeping your grades up is stressful. Planning your schedule is stressful. Graduating within four years is stressful. Dealing with friends and relationships is stressful. Putting up with your weird...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 7, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania  
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Celebration in Durham

You missed a great party in Durham last night. Duke students who couldn't make the 10-hour road trip to Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament Championship game gathered in the Cameron Indoor Stadium to watch the game on lowered scoreboards. The...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 6, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Butler, Duke University  
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Meet AU student body president Andy MacCracken

Andy MacCracken has been an active student advocate ever since he was in high school in Colorado. He knew he wanted to get involved in college politics and decided to attend American University -- which has about as many community...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 5, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Student Government  | Tags: American  
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Changing definition of sex

So, does oral sex count as sex? That's the question University of Kentucky researchers asked nearly 500 college students in 2007. Only 20 percent of them said oral sex was sex -- which is a steep drop from the 40...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 5, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Commencement speaker watch

It's that time of year when nearly every day there is a big announcement about which university snagged which big name speaker for graduation. George Washington University will announce its speaker Monday: Foggy Bottom neighbor FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Now, unlike...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 5, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: Barnard, Emory, George Washington, Hampton, Harvard, NYU, Notre Dame, Tulane, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, Vassar, Washington University  
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