Campus Overload: University of Michigan


Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Number of college students from China booms

Last school year, the number of Chinese students enrolled at U.S. colleges increased 30 percent -- making China the No. 1 place of origin for foreign college students, according to a new report released today. For years, India held that title.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:44 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Boston University, Columbia University, Michigan State University, NYU, Purdue University, UCLA, University of Illinois, University of Texas

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Michigan official attacks gay student body president in blog

Soon after University of Michigan students elected their first openly gay student body president this spring, a Michigan assistant attorney general started Chris Armstrong Watch, a blog to monitor the student leader's every move.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Student Government | Tags:  University of Michigan

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Want to stay slim? Get a chubby roommate

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Marquette University decided to study the dreaded "Freshman 15" by looking at the effect of random roommate assignments. They found that women who lived with a heavier-than-average roommate gained only half a pound of weight -- instead of the average 2.5 pounds gained by women with chubby roommates.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Marquette, University of Michigan

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 05/17/2010

Words of wisdom for the Class of 2010

(Updated May 26) What do you say to a crowd of bright-eyed college graduates who are headed out into the real world? What do they want to hear? Or need to hear? This month dozens of commencement speakers are taking...

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:35 AM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Boston University, George Washington, NYU, Syracuse University, UNC, University of Michigan

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