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Campus Overload: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

Most popular colleges on Facebook

[All numbers updated, lots of schools added on May 28] Time is running out for high school seniors to lock-in on a college. Yet another factor to consider: How many friends or fans does a college have on Facebook? No...

By Jenna Johnson  |  May 1, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Admissions, Facebook  
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1789: How do G'town students know this?

This week I talked with a bunch of Georgetown University students for a story about a guy living near campus who started the website DrunkenGeorgetownStudents.com, the latest in a generations-old town-gown battle. Several students made the point that the university...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 30, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Georgetown, University of Nebraska, Yale University  
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Moco native to join Obama as U. of Michigan graduation speaker

More than 80,000 people are expected to gather to hear President Obama speak at the University of Michigan Saturday morning -- oh, and celebrate the graduation of thousands of students. And the senior selected to represent all of those students...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 28, 2010; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags: University of Michigan  
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Operation Hug Taylor Swift

The goal set by three Auburn University students was simple: "Do whatever it takes to wrap our arms around T. Swift." Michael Wekall, Ryan Leander and Matthew Mahaffey figured once they did that, they could die happy. Plus, they could...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 28, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Auburn University  
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Georgetown neighbor outs party houses online

Stephen R. Brown tried all of the classic methods of breaking up loud college house parties: Pounding on doors, trying to reason with his young neighbors, calling the cops, firing off complaints to the university. No success. On Friday and...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 27, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags: Georgetown University, Hoya, Vox Populi  
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Survey: Are unpaid internships okay?

This month there has been a debate brewing over unpaid internships: Are they legal? Are there too many? If there were more regulations, would there be fewer opportunities for college students? Can companies afford to pay interns? Michael True, director...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 26, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: Internships  
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Fighting a social media addiction

Here was the challenge given to 200 University of Maryland students from a variety of majors: Abstain from social media for 24 hours. That meant no iPhone or text messaging. No laptops or netbooks. No Gchatting or Twittering. No e-mail...

By Jenna Johnson  |  April 26, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: University of Maryland  
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