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Campus Overload: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Universities send holiday videos instead of cards

For Holiday Season 2010, stamps and snail mail are totally out. All the rage: Holiday videos. Officials say videos are greener, cheaper and hipper than old-school cards. Plus, colleges can sneak in tons of info about campus and then send it to thousands.

By Jenna Johnson  | December 17, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  American, Bryn Mawr College, Coker College, Eckerd College, George Mason, William & Mary  
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What schools have announced Early Decision or Action?

This month lots and lots of high school seniors are watching their mailboxes and inboxes, waiting for news of acceptance, deferral or rejection to arrive. Help me compile a list of colleges and universities that have made the big announcement....

By Jenna Johnson  | December 16, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Dartmouth, Duke, Early Decision, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford  
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Ugly holiday sweaters proudly worn at Catholic University

It's that time of year when it's okay -- actually, encouraged -- to wear a truly horribly awfully tacky sweater to a college party.

By Jenna Johnson  | December 15, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Catholic University  
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Early admission applicants lock in on college plans

The first semester of senior year is barely over, but a growing number of high schoolers already know where they will attend college. (So instead of spending their winter break polishing college essays, they can get to know other members of the Class of 2015 on Facebook.)

By Jenna Johnson  | December 14, 2010; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Barnard, Dartmouth, George Washington, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, University of Virginia  
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Flash mobs break the stress of finals

Flash mobs are all the rage on college campuses, especially during finals. Last week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a group of students helped liven up dead week at Love Library with My Chemical Romance's "Teenagers."

By Jenna Johnson  | December 13, 2010; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College 101  | Tags:  Central Michigan University, Ohio State, Trinity University, University of Montana, University of Nebraska, University of Virginia  
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