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Campus Overload: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

GWU fraternities, sorority to lose campus houses this spring

George Washington University officials announced late Wednesday that two fraternities and one sorority will lose their spots in campus townhouses at the end of this school year because of hazing and underage drinking

By Jenna Johnson  | January 27, 2011; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  George Washington  
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Happy Snow Day! See Bates College's Puddle Jump

Think it's cold here? Then let me introduce you to a winter tradition at Bates College in Maine. It's called the Puddle Jump. Each winter, Bates students venture to a tiny lake on campus that's formally called Lake Andrews, but better known as "The Puddle." They cut a hole in the ice. And then they jump in.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 27, 2011; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Applying for internships (or jobs)? Need help? Ask me and the Intern Queen

Yes, yes, summer break is still at least four months away -- but now is the time when many college students start to make their summer internship plans. Starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, I will be online with the self-proclaimed Intern Queen, Lauren Berger, to answer any and all questions you might have about finding an internship -- or a job.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 27, 2011; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags:  Intern Queen, Internships  
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Obama supports higher education, innovative research in State of the Union

Education dominated President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, as he called for the nation to once again become an international leader in higher education and increase its number of college graduates. He also mentioned the need to reform immigration laws so talented students are not kicked out of the country.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 26, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Louisiana State, Obama, University of Iowa  
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A royal class project: Art students re-create Kate Middleton's look

Last week, 13 Royal College of Art students gathered in front of Buckingham Palace, dressed as Kate Middleton look-a-likes. The students had studied photos of Middleton's dark blue engagement dress with a plunging neckline and sewed their own versions.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 24, 2011; 12:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What do business schools want?

Earlier this month I received an e-mail from Jenna Kellam of Baltimore, who works for a nonprofit and is thinking about going back to school for a MBA. But she wonders, would business schools want her? Kellam sent me three questions, which I passed along to two experts to answer.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 24, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Real World  | Tags:  Columbia, Virginia Tech  
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