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Campus Overload: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

UDC opens its first dorm

This week, about 90 University of the District of Columbia students are moving into the school's first-ever dorm. Well, it's not really a dorm -- more a bunch of apartments in a building across the street from the campus in...

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 20, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: UDC  
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AU student newspaper switches to weekly tab

Financial difficulties have pushed the American University student newspaper, The Eagle, to publish just one day a week instead of two this school year.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 20, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: American  
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New JMU policies aimed at changing 'negative alcohol culture'

James Madison University President Linwood H. Rose has announced an aggressive plan to curb students' destructive drinking and "change the negative alcohol culture."

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 20, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags: James Madison  
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Explain your hometown in a music video

In preparation for explaining their home state to college roommates, a group of guys in North Dakota made a music video, North Dakota Bois (California Gurls Parody).

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 18, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: College 101, YouTube  
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Sebelius gives Trinity freshmen tips for staying healthy

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stopped by freshmen orientation at Trinity Washington University in D.C. on Tuesday to talk with the Class of 2014.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 18, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: Trinity  
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Ready to feel old? Meet the Class of 2014

Later this month, a fresh new crop of freshmen will start college classes. Most of them were born in 1992 and likely don't know how to write in cursive. To them, Clint Eastwood is a director, not Dirty Harry -- and "venti half-caf vanilla latte" has always been a logical series of words.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 17, 2010; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: Beloit, College 101  
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Happy U.S. News rankings day!

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list ranking colleges by things some people in higher ed say shouldn't be used to rank colleges -- like number of faculty, student selectivity, spending per student, alumni giving, retention rates, graduation rates and stuff like that.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 17, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington College  
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Overdoing the dorm move-in

This is the week when thousands of college students move into the dorms. Most of them show up with a moderate car-full (or two) of stuff. But then there are the epic mover-inners -- college students who bring stuff that surprises residence hall directors and staffers who think they have already seen it all.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 16, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: Albright College, Birmingham-Southern College, College 101, Mansfield University, North Carolina State University, Sewanee, Susquehanna University, University of Iowa  
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