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Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Announcing... A new way to read my stories

New page will feature a variety of articles about the world of higher education and student issues.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Dept. of Education says U-Va. accreditor did not break federal laws by placing school ‘on warning’

Officials conclude U-Va.’s accreditor did not break any laws in issuing a warning. Activist group appeals.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/05/2013

U-Va. Rector Helen Dragas says entire board asked to participate in creating presidential goals

Faculty leaders questioned Dragas’s motives and processes in setting goals for the U-Va.’s president.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 02/04/2013

University of Maryland releases Big Ten non-disclosure agreement

“Trustees” were on long list of parties allowed to see confidential Big Ten information.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:31 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/17/2012

U-Md. Big Ten move: Student government left out of discussion and decision-making

U-Md. President Loh often cites a letter of support he received from the student government — one they drafted without prompting.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/10/2012

U-Va. expects accreditation update on Tuesday

U-Va. expects a verdict from its accreditor following an inquiry into the failed ouster of its president.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 11/29/2012

NYU student replies-all to 40,000 classmates, sparks ‘replyallcalypse’

A glitch let NYU students e-mail the entire 40,000-person student body for more than 24 hours.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  04:33 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Do campus smoking bans work?

Indiana University researchers found that students smoked less and had changed attitudes after a ban went into place.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:30 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 11/23/2012

U-Md.’s Big Ten decision: An online course teaches about the law the Regents are accused of violating

An online course offered by the University teaches about the same law the Regents are accused of violating.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:31 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Details emerge about University System of Maryland regents’ private meetings

Here’s what we know about the regents’ closed-door meetings to discuss moving to the Big Ten.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:33 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Where and when did Maryland regents vote on U-Md. moving to the Big 10?

Board that oversees Md. universities held high-stakes meeting. But where?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/15/2012

George Washington University is actually not the most expensive school in the country

In 2007, GWU was crowned most expensive college in the land. That’s no longer true, but the reputation has stuck.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/14/2012

George Washington University ‘unranked’ by U.S. News

GWU has fallen from No. 51 to “unranked” after disclosing it misreported data.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Obama’s reelection sparks racially charged protest at Ole Miss

The protest grew ugly when some students shouted racial slurs.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:58 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Iowa State College Republicans chairman: GOP needs to value college voters

College Republicans chairman says party needs to take a lesson from Obama.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Randal J. Kirk resigns from the U-Va. Board of Visitors

Kirk says moving to Florida makes it “not practical” to continue serving on the Board of Visitors.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:23 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Starting salaries: How can women catch up with the guys?

The AAUW has recommendations for narrowing the pay gap between men and women.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/24/2012

U-Va. accreditors: ‘Questions remain’ about board’s integrity and procedures

In a letter dated Oct. 5, a regional accrediting agency again raised questions about the U-Va. board.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Patrick Hogan named University of Virginia chief operating officer

Patrick D. Hogan hired as the new chief operating officer.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:22 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Colleges with highest debt levels are not big-name schools, report finds

Schools with the highest rates of student loan debt aren’t always big-name institutions.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:48 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Gallaudet official Angela McCaskill says she will seek compensation in anti-gay marriage petition dispute

Angela McCaskill, placed on leave for signing an anti-gay marriage petition, says Gallaudet is ‘university of intolerance.’

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Georgetown’s Jack Junior pops balloons at Midnight Madness (video)

Jack Junior popped balloons on command at Midnight Madness.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Judge in Jerry Sandusky case cracks down on stealth tweeters

A digital clock will dictate when media can spread the news of the ex-Penn State coach’s sentence on Tuesday.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/02/2012

‘Gangnam Style’ craze sweeps colleges, even the U.S. Naval Academy

Even U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen filmed a spoof of the Korean rap.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Dorm-building lessons from Gallaudet University

Dorm features aimed at deaf students could be applied anywhere.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Tennessee frat suspended following ‘butt chugging’

A 20-year-old college student was hospitalized after allegedly consuming wine through his rectum.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 09/21/2012

U-Va. board to accreditors: “There is no more explanation to give.”

The U-Va. Board of Visitors responded Thursday to questions raised by its accrediting agency.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:23 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Friday Five: private school crime reports, sign language research, baby panda alert and more

Private school crime reports, sign language research and more.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:53 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 09/13/2012

U-Va. faculty leader: ‘This crisis has not gone away’

The leader of the U-Va. Faculty Senate demanded answers from the governing board on Thursday.

By Jenna Johnson and Donna St. George  |  04:56 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/13/2012

U-Va. board starts live broadcasting meetings online

Following calls for more transparency, the governing board starts streaming its meeting online.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Tons of advice for student newspaper editors (and blog editors, too)

Tips from all over the web for leading a student newspaper or blog.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:00 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Friday Five: Hockey culture, back-to-school commercials, Pell Grants and more

A handful of interesting articles from the higher-education world that you should read.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Virginia Tech’s largest class invites Obama to a foreign policy discussion (VIDEO)

A dramatic, gregarious professor known as “The Plaid Avenger” sends the president a video invite.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Learning the campus lingo

Each college has its own lingo of acronyms, nicknames or Urban-Dictionary-type terms.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/16/2012

U-Va. board expected to explain closed-door meeting

For about two hours on Wednesday, the U-Va. governing board met behind closed doors, renewing anxiety.

By Jenna Johnson and Donna St. George  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Dragas opens U-Va. board retreat with apology

University rector reiterates apology for her role in recent controversies.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/15/2012

New U-Va. board members undergo orientation

Orientation in Richmond for new U-Va. governing board members

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:35 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Texas A&M’s shooting alerts: Updates, tweets

Alerts about off-campus shooting came from “Code Maroon.”

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/12/2012

At peak of crisis, calls for Helen Dragas to resign

Hundreds of e-mails show alumni, faculty and others asking U-Va. Rector Helen Dragas to step down.

By Jenna Johnson and Donna St. George  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 08/10/2012

Aurora movie theater shooting raises questions about university threat-assessment teams

The university’s medical campus says it has responded to more than 300 possible threat reports in two years. It won’t say if any of those related to alleged gunman James Holmes.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:54 PM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/09/2012

University of Virginia leader Helen Dragas questioned Lady Gaga class

E-mails released this summer show the exchange with university leader Helen Dragas.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/25/2012

A cross-country bicycle trip ends in tragedy

Here are some of Stephen Barton’s tweets and Instagram photos documenting their journey.

By Washington Post Staff  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/23/2012

NCAA sanctions on Penn State ‘unanimously’ backed by boards of college presidents

The NCAA was authorized in its decision-making by two boards of college presidents.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/22/2012

Paterno Library at Penn State keeps its name, for now

Penn State strips campus of reminders of Jerry Sandusky.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/22/2012

Joe Paterno’s last football game at Penn State

As chaos threatened to hit Penn State, football continued as normal.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Freeh report places blame on four Penn State leaders: Paterno, Spanier, Curley and Schultz

Unlike many investigations in higher ed, blame was boldly placed at Penn State.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Sullivan’s reinstatement inspires a flood of donations to U-Va.

U-Va. has received millions in donations since Sullivan was reinstated Tuesday.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:58 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 06/28/2012

U-Va. Board of Visitors gets sarcastic fan mail (video)

Two recent graduates post of video offering love and advice to the university’s governing board.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:41 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/26/2012

U-Va. controversy: How are top public universities governed?

When the U-Va. Board of Visitors unexpectedly announced this month that President Teresa Sullivan had agreed to step down, the response from some students was: The board of what?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:47 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/25/2012

University of Virginia student leaders stop short of saying ‘Reinstate Sullivan’

Despite hundreds of students and faculty supporting the reinstatement of Teresa Sullivan as president, top student leaders are not picking sides.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 06/23/2012

At University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson claimed by all parties in presidency fight

The founding father has been dead for more than 185 years, but he is a key player in U-Va. presidency fight.

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:05 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/30/2012

My advice for D.C. summer interns

Remember, you are here to learn. Don’t be annoying. And venture past the bars.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/29/2012

College Word of the Year Contest contenders: Drunkorexia, shmacked and FOMO

What did college newspapers write about this year?

By Dan Reimold  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/25/2012

George Mason University dean raps his convocation speech with the help of a tuba

GMU dean of the engineering school rapped his commencement speech with the help of a tuba player.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 05/24/2012

You, too, could be a commencement speaker

A commencement speech that could be given to any Class of 2012, anywhere--using cherry-picked quotes from real speeches.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:18 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Controversial commencement speaker hall of fame

Sometimes commencement speakers bring some controversy to the stage.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:44 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/19/2012

Georgetown, GWU and UMD make move-out season less wasteful

Colleges partner with charities so that end-of-semester castoffs end up in new homes, not dumpsters.

By Chris Lyford  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 05/18/2012

At Georgetown, Sebelius urges ‘conversation and compromise’

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:28 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

HHS Secretary Sebelius to address Georgetown graduates despite protest from Catholic archbishop

Despite archbishop’s protests, U.S. health secretary Kathleen Sebelius will address students.

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/17/2012

GWU’s Knapp recalls playing with Chuck Brown

GWU President Steven Knapp recalls joining the go-go legend on stage.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/16/2012

‘Call Me Maybe’ lip-sync craze hits college sports teams

During long bus and van rides, college athletes film music videos.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Q&A: George Huguely murder trial evidence released

A Post reporter answers your questions about the release of some evidence from the George Huguely V murder trial.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:50 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 05/11/2012

University of Maryland student behind @FakeWallaceLoh outs himself

Just before graduation, a senior admits he created the Twitter account parodying U-Md. President Wallace Loh.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:18 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/10/2012

On a college wait list? Keep waiting.

Although some wait lists number in the thousands, only a limited number will ultimately be accepted.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Georgetown replaces Healy Hall clock hands, but originals still missing

Healy Hall’s clock now tells time, but the original hands are still missing.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown University

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Obama talks about student loans, job market with Washington-Lee students

The president spoke to hundreds of juniors, seniors and their parents early on Friday afternoon.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Obama to visit Washington-Lee High School to discuss student loans

The president plans to speak about student loan debt with Arlington high school juniors and seniors on Friday.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Georgetown University’s Healy Hall clock tower is missing its hands

Could this be a modern rendition of a historic prank at the university? Could they be on their way to the Vatican?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Penn State spends millions on public relations, hires new firms

Penn State plans to pay two public relations firms $2.5 million over the next year to manage one of the biggest higher education scandals in history.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Sandra Fluke, Georgetown students continue fight for contraception coverage

Georgetown won’t add coverage of contraceptives to its student health insurance plan until mandated to do so by the government.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012

William & Mary student to Jeremy Lin: Will you be my date to senior formal?

Lisa Yeh’s cheeky video was designed to lure the N.Y. basketball phenom to her senior formal.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Virginia Tech shooting anniversary marked as students return to class

For five years, students haven’t attended class on April 16. Today, they’ll go back.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Va. Tech remembers 32 victims of 2007 massacre

Monday marks the five-year anniversary of that massacre. And as the day began, Va. Tech Corps of Cadets members lit a candle that will burn throughout the day in memory of those killed.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:33 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Christopher Newport admission staffers hid newspapers headlined: “Suspected meth lab on East Campus”

Ahead of a busy tour day, Christopher Newport University admissions staffers collected copies of the student newspaper, which featured an article about a possible meth lab bust.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:38 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Catholic University community performs 352,627 service hours

In honor of Catholic’s 125th birthday, students, alumni, staff and others pledged to do 125,000 hours of community service. So far they have completed 352,627.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Tips for maximizing your college admissions visits

It’s that time of year again, when high school juniors and seniors hit the road for a marathon tour of college after college after college.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/14/2012

U of Rochester admissions creates hip-hop music video

The pitch seems male-centric, with singers pumping iron at the gym, rapping on the football field and visiting two male administrators, including “Dean Pauly B.”

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2012

March Madness of graduation rates: U-Conn. loses, Notre Dame wins

How many players will leave the court with a college degree? At powerhouse University of Connecticut, only one in four.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Yeardley Love’s death prompted U-Va. police department changes

The campus police department now has one officer devoted to educating students and assisting victims.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/19/2012

University presidents pitch in as professors

A number of university and college presidents teach in addition to running the school.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:29 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012

At Penn State, crisis management meant monitoring social media

Universities are carefully planning ahead for when a crisis hits campus and social media lights up.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Presidential mansions: Historic landmarks, iconic gathering spots, lightning rods for controversy

Unlike most facilities on campus, spending money on the president’s home easily attracts controversy: How much is too much to spend? How much luxury is allowed?

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:46 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Rankings of gay-friendly colleges are all the rage — but are these lists accurate?

In the college admissions industry, LGBT students have become a target audience.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:13 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 12/31/2011

What was it like to be a college student in 2011?

When today’s college students look back at 2011, what events will they say most shaped their lives?

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:05 PM ET, 12/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Upper Iowa University restructures to better serve working students

President Alan G. Walker shares his strategies for serving students on a traditional campus, at satellite campuses, online and overseas.

By Alan G. Walker  |  08:59 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Lessons from Syracuse, Penn State and Duke on responding to scandal

As university scandals unfold, and more facts are made public, academic or athletics leaders sometimes face criticism for their initial statements.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:51 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Did Penn State officials violate the Clery Act?

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating if Penn State officials violated a federal law that requires colleges to disclose allegations of sexual assault on campus.

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:51 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/24/2011

The many myths about college admissions

Is it true that a letter of recommendation from a celebrity is your ticket into an exclusive school?

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:10 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/12/2011

‘The Marriage Plot’ captures college as both social and cerebral

It’s hard to imagine a more convenient setting for Jeffrey Eugenides’s coming-of-age novel than a college campus.

By Kevin Sieff  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 10/11/2011

#Foodie101: How did you move past ramen noodles?

Foodies are no longer weirdos on many college campuses.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:07 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/03/2011

William & Mary Board of Visitors member charged with public intoxication on campus

A prominent attorney from Northern Virginia was charged with public intoxication on the College of William and Mary campus in late September while in town for Board of Visitors meetings.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2011

University of New Hampshire considers banning energy drinks

The University of New Hampshire is considering banning energy drinks in an effort to make the campus more healthy.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/22/2011

10 ways colleges encourage students to ditch their cars

For years, colleges have tried to discourage students from bringing their cars to campus. Environmental movements are helping their cause.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Tweets about Bowie State dorm stabbing traveled faster than university text messages

Bowie State University officials quickly sent seven text message alerts to students after a stabbing on campus Thursday, but tweeted news moved even faster.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Managing your food allergies in dining halls and dorm rooms

Living with a food allergy in dorm rooms and dining halls requires planning ahead.

By Sloane Miller  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Colleges increase, refocus orientation for international students

Some universities have found that traditional orientations and new student programs aren’t always the right fit for foreign students.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Presidents: Welcome to campus! Wanna shoot hoops?

For university presidents, the start of another academic year usually means lots of public appearances, photo ops and bonding with tuition-paying underclassmen.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:19 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Facebook invite makes Colorado pool party too social

An open Facebook invite for a pool party at an apartment complex near Colorado State University resulted in thousands of guests, hospital transports and arrests.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:27 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011

#College101: You are not alone on your academic journey

In an ongoing advice series for incoming freshmen, Mary Churchill of Queens College tells students it’s okay to ask for help, especially when at risk of dropping or failing out.

By Mary Churchill  |  06:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011

University of Virginia’s Sullivan: ‘You might be a helicopter parent if...’

FROM ARCHIVES | Welcoming the parents of incoming freshman, Sullivan tells them not to hover.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/18/2011

#College101: You are an important part of campus

In the latest advice for the Class of 2015, a Trinity Washington University junior says to get involved right away because freshmen are an important part of campus life.

By Kaitlyn Breslin  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/11/2011

#College101: Apply for an on-campus job

In an ongoing series of advice for college freshmen, Salisbury University graduate Alex Williams says part-time jobs are learning opportunities.

By Alex Williams  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/04/2011

#myTop5: Food trucks, galleries and baby animals

The Post’s digital producer intern Mary Keister shares her top picks for weekend fun sure to please everyone in your crowd.

By Mary Keister  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/28/2011

#myTop5: Bluegrass, art exhibits and (lots of) coffee

Post intern Heather Billings shares her top picks for winding down the summer.

By Heather Billings  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Should undergrads suit up for class?

Former Harvard president Larry Summers used some colorful language this week in describing undergraduates who wear suits for anything other than a job interview.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Intern Insider: Mastering the office mixer

When interns and full-timers socialize outside of work, the results might be surprising.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/22/2011

University of Maryland welcomes Obama to campus

Kaiyi Xie, the current University of Maryland student body president, shares his thougnts on the town hall meeting President Obama is scheduled to host on campus Friday.

By Kaiyi Xie  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/21/2011

#myTop5: Get out town this weekend to Old Town Alexandria and Arlington

Post page design intern Kevin DiCesare is looking beyond D.C.’s borders to find fun this weekend.

By Kevin DiCesare  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Intern Insider: Reporting beats and tweets

Just because the Post interns are on Twitter doesn’t mean they’re slacking.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/14/2011

#myTop5: ‘Quasi-local’ edition

Post style intern Jessica Goldstein says you’ve earned the right to relax like an almost-Washingtonian.

By Jessica Goldstein  |  03:31 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011

#THATintern: The Twittern

That intern is always on Twitter. Always. Maybe it's for work, maybe it's not — no one in the office really understands it enough to know for sure.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011

#THATintern: The wandering intern

All day long, that intern walks in roaming circles around and around and around and around the office.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload, D.C. Interns, D.C. Interns

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Intern Insider: Stepping up

Over the Fourth of July holiday, many Post interns were on the job.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:53 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/08/2011

#College101: Create your first real-world resume

In an ongoing series of advice for incoming freshman, Lesley Mitler, who founded a company that helps prep college students to get hired, suggests creating a real-world resume.

By Lesley Mitler  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011

#myTop5: Party recovery in Washington

Our top picks for recuperating from the Fourth of July.

By Christian Torres  |  12:32 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Intern Insider: ‘Celebrity’ sightings

The Post interns learn that politicians are regular people too.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 06/30/2011

#MyTop5: Fourth of July edition

Post intern Brian M. Rosenthal breaks down his top choices for celebrating the Fourth in the D.C.

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  08:05 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Intern Insider: Metro misadventures

Navigating D.C.’s public transit can be an intern challenge.

By Laurén Abdel-Razzaq  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011

#myTop5: Tour de cupcakes and famous D.C. pandas

Post intern Jessica Sabbah shares her top picks for fun around D.C. this weekend.

By Jessica Sabbah  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/16/2011

#myTop5: burgers, waterfronts and open bars

Washington Post intern Laurén Abdel-Razzaq breaks down her top picks for fun this weekend.

By Laurén Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Will Catholic’s single-sex dorm experiment work?

As Catholic University takes steps to convert its dorms, alumni predict what effect the choice might have.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Intern Insider: Getting the job done

Interns survive another week on the job and earn some rewards, too.

By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Overload

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Transitioning out of college — and away from the health center

You have your commencement cap and gown. The keg is ordered, your summer road trip is planned. But will you have health insurance through all the festivities? Now is the time to make sure.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Video circulates of U-Md. junior fighting with bouncers, getting arrested

A YouTube video seen by thousands showed the intoxicated woman getting into a fight with bar bouncers and, ultimately, being arrested by police.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Collegiate blogging: How do you avoid being lame?

It seems like everyone on campus has a blog. Lots of university presidents have blogs, as do admissions officers, deans of students, cafeteria chefs and an assortment of professors. And don't forget student blogs.

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:15 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 04/28/2011

U of Alabama students displaced by tornado that destroyed off-campus homes

Dozens of University of Alabama students are now living in the campus recreation center after a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa on Wednesday evening and damaged several off-campus apartment buildings.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:10 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/25/2011

UC-Riverside chancellor goes undercover as ‘Pete’

This semester University of California-Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White buzzed his hair, popped in some false teeth and added an earring so he could observe campus life undercover as a new employee named “Pete.”

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Falwell’s Liberty University blocks campus access to newspaper Web site

Liberty University administrators temporarily blocked access to the Web site of a Lynchburg newspaper that had reported on the school receiving $445 million in federal financial aid.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:20 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/11/2011

It’s not just helicopter parents — grandparents want to check out campus life, too

It’s not just helicopter parents who want to be involved with their children’s college careers.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/08/2011

UDC students wait to hear if campus will shut down

On Saturday morning, University of the District of Columbia students and faculty members will log onto the school Web site to learn if they should show up for their weekend classes, continue studying for upcoming finals or let their parents know that graduation might be rescheduled.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Accepted, denied or waitlisted: Q&A with IvyWise’s Dr. Kat

It’s decision time for thousands of high school seniors who have until May 1 to lock in on where they will attend college this fall. And that means lots of questions.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Admission waitlists growing at many colleges

As more students apply to more colleges, it’s increasingly difficult for admissions officers to predict exactly how many admitted students will enroll. Hence, the growing popularity of the waitlist.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/05/2011

UConn students celebrate national championship with chants, crowd-surfing and fireworks

The buzzer sounded in Houston, and thousands of University of Connecticut students back on campus in Storrs rushed out of bars, dorms and house parties to celebrate in the streets.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011

U-Va. freshman dies after falling from rooftop

A 19-year-old student died Monday morning after falling four stories from a roof he was exploring with friends, bringing to attention to a dangerous campus pastime.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/22/2011

New Trinity policy bars cars from entering campus after midnight

To protect against late-night visitors, the new policy at Trinity Washington University bars most cars from entering after midnight.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Spring break 2011! Need some help planning?

In the next two months, thousands of college students will head out on spring break -- some will head to beaches or ski slopes, others will just chill at home or catch up on school work. And a growing number...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spring Break

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 03/02/2011

7 sorority sisters charged with hazing

Prince George's County police have charged seven University of Maryland, College Park, sorority sisters with assaulting and hazing a pledge during initiation in October. The student told police that she was assaulted by current or former members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority on at least three occasions, according to charging documents.

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:46 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 03/02/2011

GW student campaign: Charlie Sheen for commencement speaker

A few George Washington University students have started a Facebook campaign for their Commencement 2012 speaker of choice: Charlie Sheen.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:38 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  George Washington

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/02/2011

James Franco vs. Yale Daily News

Movie star and cultural phenomenon James Franco is also a grad student at Yale -- where his relationship with the Yale Daily News doesn't appear to be exactly warm and fuzzy.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  Yale

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Texas group launches scholarship exclusively for white males

The application for a $500 scholarship from the Former Majority Association for Equality looks pretty much like all the others out there. Well, except for this eligibility requirement: "Male - No less than 25% Caucasian."

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Texas State University

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Oscars 2011: Growing up, going to college with 'Toy Story 3'

When the first "Toy Story" movie debuted in 1995, many of today's college students were just old enough to understand movies -- but young enough to wonder if their toys also came to life after bedtime. So when Randy Newman sang "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3" during the Academy Awards on Sunday night -- and the film won two Oscars -- some teens and 20-somethings got a bit nostalgic.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:26 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/03/2011

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  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Facebook, admissions

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/02/2011

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  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Campus Overload Live, Facebook

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 02/02/2011

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  |  02:44 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Duke, University of Maryland

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2011

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  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  American, College of William and Mary, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Middlebury College

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/27/2011

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  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  George Washington

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 01/27/2011

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  |  12:49 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bates

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Stanford has the most 'klout' on Twitter

Many colleges and universities have created a Twitter feed to share campus news with students, parents, alums, faculty, sports fans, journalists and everyone else. But is it worth the time? And what's the best measure of a Twitter feed's success? Is it number of followers, number of RT's, number of clicks on bit.ly links, number of interactions or something else?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Syracuse University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/18/2011

College smoking policies vary

Towson University is entering its second semester of having a strict, campus-wide smoking ban. At the request of a few readers, I am compiling a list of campus smoking policies.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  American, Bowie State, GWU, Gallaudet, George Mason, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Montgomery College, St. Mary's College, Towson, Trinity, UDC, UVA, University of Maryland, Washington & Lee University, William & Mary

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 12/29/2010

Stay safe (and alive) on New Year's Eve

As we all know, there's a dark side to New Year's Eve: Over-indulgence that can lead to drunk driving, hangovers, alcohol poisoning, bad decision making. law breaking, injury or assault. On Thursday, Campus Overload Live will answer all of your questions about NYE safety.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:28 PM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baylor, Campus Overload Live

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Happy holidays from Campus Overload!

As I type this, my mother is baking gingerbread while guilt-tripping my sister and I for working on our laptops while on vacation. So, I am logging off until next Wednesday. I wish you and your families the very happiest holiday ever!

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:50 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 12/17/2010

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  |  05:06 PM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  American, Bryn Mawr College, Coker College, Eckerd College, George Mason, William & Mary

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Future of dorm life: Discuss and ask questions Thursday at 1 p.m.

This week on Campus Overload Live my guest is Michael R. Komo, a GWU senior political science major and president of the campus Allied in Pride group. Komo has been pushing for gender neutral housing at GWU for several years and has done extensive research on the topic.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campus Overload Live

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 12/07/2010

Controversial RateBU.com lets students vote on hotness of women

Students at Boston University can now log onto RateBU.com, rate their female classmates as being hot or not, and help compile a list of the top hotties on campus. As you would guess, the site has angered numerous students and prompted the student government to take action.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:34 AM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Boston University, Facebook

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Stressful deadlines? Papers due? AU librarian answers your last-minute questions today

Starting at 1 p.m. today, I will be online with American University librarian William "Bill" Mayer to answer all of your last-minute studying, researching, paper-writing questions. (And anything else college-related you want to know.)

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:25 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campus Overload Live

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Beloit College's squirrels gush about its academics

Some colleges recruit their most beautiful students to promote the school in videos. Others parade around coaches, mascots or famous alum. Beloit College in Wisconsin went with its army of campus squirrels. Yes, squirrels.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Beloit

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 11/24/2010

College cooking: Chat with our food editor

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, we are moving this week's chat to Wednesday at 1 p.m. I will be joined by the Post's food editor, Joe Yonan, who writes a monthly column all about cooking for one. And he's wrapping up a cookbook called "Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One," which will be published in spring 2011.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:14 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campus Overload Live

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/18/2010

The doctor is in: Join us at 1 p.m. today for a chat about Four Loko

Dr. Kirsten B. Hawkins is the chief of adolescent medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and will be online starting at 1 p.m. to answer all of your questions about the dangers of student drinking and alcoholic energy drinks, like Four Loko, which are being pulled from the market by federal officials.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Four Loko

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Have a college-related question? Join my online chat Thursday afternoons

This Thursday I am launching a weekly online live chat to answer any and all questions about college life.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:16 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campus Overload Live

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/23/2010

Georgetown isn't first college to find drug lab

Police discovered a methamphetamine lab inside a Georgetown University freshman residence hall and evacuated the building early Saturday morning. Georgetown isn't the first university to find a drug-making laboratory on or near campus.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Georgetown, Southern Methodist University, University of Central Florida

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/05/2010

Already broke? Go find a campus job

You are one of several thousand able young adults on campus. Most of you are broke. Competition for jobs is stiff. But don't fear -- with a little creativity, you can find the job of your dreams. Well, a job, anyway.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  University of Illinois

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/05/2010

New Haven police accused of brutality during Yale party raid

Early Saturday morning, New Haven police officers and SWAT team members burst into a private party hosted by Yale College undergraduates at a night club near campus, Elevate. The officers arrested five students, three of whom were taken to jail.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Yale

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Great debate: Dorm vs. residence hall

Lately, university housing officials have been trying their best to kill the word "dorm." Many of them say the word invokes the image of prison-style living and doesn't play up all of the added features of residing on campus.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Auburn University

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Harrisburg University plans social media blackout

But starting Monday, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania will block all social networking sites on the campus network, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and AOL Instant Messenger.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:39 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Facebook, Harrisburg, Twitter

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Dear Frosh: New, daily series of college tips

On Monday I am launching a new feature on Campus Overload called "Dear Frosh." Each day for the first few weeks of school I will feature a short essay on the topic of "When I was a freshman, I wish I had known..."

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Dear Frosh

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 08/25/2010

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  |  04:30 PM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  University of Illinois

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 08/23/2010

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  |  05:44 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virgina Tech

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 08/20/2010

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  |  04:35 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  UDC

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/20/2010

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  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  American

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/13/2010

Colgate University loves Friday the 13th

While the superstitious among us are staying in today, Colgate University is celebrating its favorite number, 13. The university was founded in 1819 by 13 men with 13 dollars and 13 prayers, so the superstitious number has special meaning on campus.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Colgate

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Flooding closes Iowa State University

Iowa State University is closed Thursday because parts of campus are under several feet of flood water. School officials say students should still plan to move back to campus as scheduled.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Iowa State

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/10/2010

U-Va. dorms get rid of landline phones

When University of Virginia students move back onto campus later this month, something will be missing from the dorms -- 3,850 landline telephones. Not like students are really going to notice. U-Va. officials said they realized they were spending hundreds...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  University of Virginia, dorms

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Lebanon Valley junior's advice: Get involved

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Katrina Wells, a junior mathematics major at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Penn. Being an academically inclined student, I didn't become very involved in on-campus activities in the first months of my first year....

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Frosh Orientation | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Lebanon Valley College

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010

Freshmen: Bring your manners to campus

Welcome to the first day of freshman orientation! Today's "guest lecturer" is Ruth Davis, a computer engineering professor at Santa Clara University. As a longtime college professor, I have noticed that today's students sometimes arrive missing some of their manners....

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, Santa Clara University

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Latest friend request: Your college prez

Dan deVise and I had lots of fun interviewing college presidents about the increasing pressure they face to be visible on campus and liked by students. Many of the barriers separating a college's top-paid leaders from its tuition-paying students have...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Government | Tags:  College presidents, Student Government

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2010

Intern tips on life in D.C.

Nikki Roberti was a multimedia intern for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in the District this spring. Nikki is a rising-senior journalism major at Appalachian State University. (She was also one of the first interns featured on Campus Overload.) Here's...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Internships

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/10/2010

Are students' parking tickets public records?

There is ongoing debate about what student information universities can share with parents, authorities, journalists and others. Universities have the power to call your parents if you get caught drinking in the dorms or if they are concerned about your...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  Oklahoma State University, University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 03/29/2010

AU date rape column angers students

American University students are demanding that the campus newspaper fire one of its columnists and issue an apology after publishing a column Monday that called date rape "an incoherent concept." The column in The Eagle newspaper was written by Alex...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:25 PM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  American

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/16/2010

How to stay out of trouble on spring break

Thomas E. Betz is the director of University of Illinois Student Legal Service on its Urbana-Champaign campus -- and answers lots of questions from students about spring break. It is that time of year again when college students seek warmer...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Spring Break | Tags:  Spring Break, University of Illinois

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 03/10/2010

Wednesday News Overload

Dentures to dance parties Carnegie Mellon University has purchased an assisted-living facility, which it plans to convert into 93 student apartments. Student fees The University of Kansas student government is contemplating cutting student fee funding to the Daily Kansan. Laptops...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:53 AM ET, 03/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Carnegie Mellon, University of Kansas

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/04/2010

Campus protests: University of Maryland

About four dozen University of Maryland students skipped class this afternoon (or walked out at noon) to gather in a hallway of the Arts and Sociology building for an "open occupation." The event was part of a planned national protest...

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/04/2010

Campus protests: UC Santa Cruz

The University of California Santa Cruz is advising employees and others not to come to the main campus today "due to potential safety concerns," according to the school's Web site. The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting dozens of students blocking...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  March 4, University of California

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/18/2010

Thursday News Overload

Party theme: Racism Last weekend a group of fraternity members at the University of California, San Diego, threw a party that mocked Black History Month. The Facebook invite to the "Compton Cookout" told guests to wear chains, don cheap clothes...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Thursday News Overload

Yale tradition ruined? Remember Yale's new admissions video, "That's Why I Chose Yale"? Well, The New Yorker did what all of us wanted and showed the YouTube sensation to a group of the college's slightly older, more distinguished graduates. The...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Queens College, Stanford, Yale

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 02/04/2010

Thursday News Overload

Presidential love life The University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer separated from his wife, who will continue to live in the president's house on campus, and is now dating a classics professor, The Chicago Maroon reports. Inside Higher Ed raises...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:32 AM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/03/2010

Wednesday News Overload

Yet another way to self-promote A 22-year-old recent college graduate wants a journalism job, so he paid for Facebook ads featuring his photo and a link to his LinkedIn profile that pop up on the pages of Condé Nast employees....

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Ohio University, Princeton, Stanford, University of Massachusetts

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/02/2010

Q&A: Nikki Roberti, teen mag publisher

Nikki Roberti is only 20, but she has already weathered a Gawker blow-up and launched a magazine for girls that has a Christian slant, REALITY Check Girl Magazine. The magazine is available only online and has yet to make any...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns | Tags:  Campus Media, Internships

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 02/02/2010

Tuesday News Overload

Campus safety On Jan. 22 a senior graphic design major at Iowa State University stopped by a house party for a few drinks and left at about 9:30 p.m. He hasn't been seen since. For several days, search parties have...

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:44 AM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Berkeley, Howard, Iowa State, Penn, Williams

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/01/2010

Monday News Overload

Budgets, salaries and donors The University of Central Missouri lost one of its huge benefactors after the host of a sports radio talk show affiliated with the university made comments about how campus no longer had a Christmas tree because...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  University of Georgia, University of Missouri, University of Texas, Washington State University

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/28/2010

Thursday News Overload

OMG iPad The student newspaper at Apple-crazed Abilene Christian University in Texas announced they plan to be the first student media to publish on the iPad, The Optimist reports. They have 60 days to figure out how to do that....

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Abilene Christian University, California State University, Dartmouth, Greek life, Notre Dame, Oklahoma City University, Rutgers, TCU, UCLA, University of Illinois, University of Maryland, University of Washington

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 01/27/2010

College yearbooks change, fold

I wrote a story for today's paper about the death of the University of Virginia's yearbook, "Corks and Curls," after a nearly 120-year run. It's not the first college yearbook to fold in the last few years, as students get...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:06 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  Campus Media, Yearbooks

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Wednesday News Overload

The Ivy Shore? Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino (you know, the guy who is always fist-pumping) tells US Magazine he wants to go to law school at Yale or Harvard, Ivy Gate reports. Greek life Howard University has suspended two of...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Harvard, Howard, NYU, University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland, University of Montana, Yale

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/26/2010

Tuesday News Overload

Haaaaave you met Syracuse? The creative team that writes and produces "How I Met Your Mother" includes seven Syracuse University graduates, who keep a bowl of oranges in their office and try to sneak SU inside jokes into the show,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Iowa State, Johns Hopkins, Night Life, Rhode Island, Syracuse University, The Alligator, University of Florida, University of Kansas, Wellesley, admissions, research

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 01/25/2010

Monday News Overload

Stressed students Counseling centers at four-year colleges and universities saw a 16 percent increase in the number of students seeking help during the 2008-9 school year, but they haven't seen increases in suicide rates. More and more students are just...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:25 AM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Facebook, Mental health, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Yale, e-books

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 01/24/2010

Campus newspaper goals for 2010

Journalism is quickly changing, and many college newspapers are struggling to balance doing more online while still putting out a quality print edition (and making sure the crossword puzzle is not a re-run). Here are some painless ideas for doing...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:51 PM ET, 01/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media | Tags:  Andrew Dunn, The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/24/2010

Airport security prank scares college student

Like many college students who log thousands of frequent flier miles between their campus and their hometown, University of Michigan student Rebecca Solomon is a pro at airport security: Coat off, sweatshirt and scarf off, shoes off. Then her laptop...

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  University of Michigan, travel

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/22/2010

Tips for motivating your college newspaper staff

Classes just started and news is barely trickling in, but here are some tips for getting your entire staff excited for the semester from Alex Byers, the editor in chief of The GW Hatchet at George Washington University in the...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Campus Media

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 01/22/2010

Friday News Overload

The big story: California budget For the first time ever, the University of California might start wait-listing freshmen to give administrators at the state's 10 schools more flexibility in planning their budgets, The Daily Californian reports. But university officials said...

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:45 AM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Loyola University Chicago, The Daily Californian, University of California, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Thursday News Overload

The big story: Haiti College students across the country continue to raise money and awareness for the victims of the Haiti earthquake and relief efforts. Several universities have sent teams of medical workers to the island. At George Washington University,...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Columbia, Dartmouth, Foursquare, George Washington, Haiti, Harvard, News Overload, Notre Dame, University of Maryland, Yale

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 01/20/2010

So, what is Campus Overload?

This blog is about the thousands of ambitious student leaders, journalists, activists and newsmakers at colleges. There's no easy way to jump into blogging, and it's definitely not as simple as posting this welcome note. To start a blog is...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:07 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)