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Campus Overload: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Moving (and tweeting) into college

It's dorm move-in week at many colleges across the country -- that means traffic jams, huge piles of cardboard boxes, first-weekend-back parties and, of course, tweeted thoughts. Here are a few that caught my eye this week ... (Oh, and...

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 27, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags: Twitter  
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Transforming a boring dorm room

Illana Strauss, a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, gives college students tips for decorating their dorm room (so it can look less prison cell and more homey).

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 25, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags: University of Illinois  
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Navigating admissions with a learning disability

Increased awareness of learning challenges such as dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder, together with improved diagnosis and treatment, has helped millions of students improve their academic performance. But, as they enter their senior year of high school and begin the college admissions process, they face a whole new set of challenges.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 25, 2010; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Dean College  
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Bryn Mawr sings 'Hey there admissions ... '

The tune is that of the Plain White T's hit song, "Hey There Delilah." The lyrics are the longing, pleading dreams of high school seniors everywhere: "Ohhhh, admissions let me in!" The Cool Grey Hoodies of Bryn Mawr College posted...

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 24, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags: Bryn Mawr  
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Who can dream up the most unique rankings?

The website Unigo announced 10 lists of 10 schools that were voted on by college students. The three funniest lists? The Walk of Shame Hall of Fame. No Last Call. Never Lock Your Doors.

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 24, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: Arizona State University, Bennington College, UC Santa Cruz  
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New study: 'Friends Don't Let Jane Hook Up Drunk'

It's Saturday night in some random college town. A group of best friends meet up for several rounds of drinks. One woman in the group (it's unclear if she's on the rebound) keeps locking eyes with a guy at the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 24, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Night Life  | Tags: Arizona State University  
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ACLU asks Supreme Court to review Va. ban on alcohol ads

The ACLU of Virginia has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a boozy issue: Should college newspapers be allowed to publish ads promoting drink specials and happy hour deals?

By Jenna Johnson  |  August 23, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campus Media  | Tags: University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virgina Tech  
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