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Campus Overload: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

The fine art of polishing your online persona

Your college apps are in, and you are in a prime position to be accepted at the college of your choice. Or are you? All the hard work you've put in could possibly be undone by your online and social media footprint.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 3, 2011; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Facebook, admissions  
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Facebook reps online today to answer questions

Starting at 1 p.m. Thursday I will be online with Facebook's Andrew Noyes and Brooke Oberwetter to answer your burning FB questions.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 2, 2011; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags:  Campus Overload Live, Facebook  
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U-Md. hopes to beat Duke -- and then celebrate peacefully

Last year some University of Maryland basketball fans celebrated a win over Duke by clashing with police officers wearing riot gear, setting fires and destroying property.This year university officials hope students will channel their energy and excitement into more positive actions, like a poster competition, pep rally and post-game bonfire organized by student government leaders.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 2, 2011; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  Duke, University of Maryland  
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Few American college students left in Egypt; Georgetown students share their experiences

Since Monday, hundreds of American college students have fled Egypt, many on flights chartered by the U.S. State Department that dropped them off in Turkey, Greece or Cyprus. From there, students were on their own to find a way home to the states or to another study abroad program. Some of those students are waiting to see if they can go back to Egypt.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 2, 2011; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  American, College of William and Mary, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury College  
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When snow hit, one American U class moved to Facebook

When snow hit D.C. last week, American University associate professor R.S. Zaharna didn't cancel her class, she moved it to Facebook. She guest blogs about her experience.

By Jenna Johnson  | February 2, 2011; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Networking  | Tags:  American  
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Area colleges rush to evacuate students from Egypt

As political protests in Egypt became more violent over the weekend and the U.S. Embassy urged Americans to leave the country, several colleges began to evacuate students studying abroad.

By Jenna Johnson  | January 31, 2011; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags:  George Washington, Georgetown, James Madison University  
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