Campus Overload: Washington


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 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 11:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011

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  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  George Washington, Georgetown, James Madison University

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 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 06:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010

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  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Barnard, Dartmouth, George Washington, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, University of Virginia

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 12/02/2010

GWU will soon offer gender neutral housing

Starting next fall, George Washington University in the District will allow male and female students to live in the same room or suite in nearly all of its residence halls. Dozens of colleges across the country have begun to offer gender-neutral housing, as it is called, but usually the option is only available to upperclassmen or those living in apartment-style halls.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:31 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgetown, Stanford

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/29/2010

Turkey Dump 2010: Break up this weekend? You are not alone.

College counselors and student affairs officials usually chuckle as they explain a phenomenon they see year after year: Thanksgiving break ending with broken hearts. "We call that the good old Turkey Drop."

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Thanksgiving, Washington & Lee University

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Meet your new roommate: Bed bugs

This semester bed bugs have moved into at least five residence halls at George Washington University in the District. Lots of other colleges in the country are also dealing with creepy crawly dorm dwellers.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  George Washington, NYU

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/08/2010

How can colleges help student veterans?

When George Washington University graduate student Brian Hawthorne gives college presidents advice on helping student veterans like himself, he always leads with this: Help them graduate faster.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  George Washington, Student Veterans

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Nine Washington freshmen hospitalized after drinking Four Loko

Earlier this month police found nine Central Washington University freshmen passed out or sick. At first they thought the students had been drugged. Turns out, they had been drinking Four Loko.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:11 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Night Life | Tags:  Four Loko, University of Central Washington

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/25/2010

College essay advice from the Twitterverse

I reached out to the Twitterverse to get advice (in less than 140 characters) for high school students tasked with writing a college admissions essay.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  George Washington, Iowa State, Twitter, admissions

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/13/2010

News Flash: Study-abroad students drink a lot

Yes, yes, studying abroad is an absolutely amazing opportunity to immerse oneself in a different culture, become fluent in a foreign language and take a wine pairing class. But, come on, it's also an opportunity to party.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Night Life | Tags:  University of Washington

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Happy U.S. News rankings day!

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list ranking colleges by things some people in higher ed say shouldn't be used to rank colleges -- like number of faculty, student selectivity, spending per student, alumni giving, retention rates, graduation rates and stuff like that.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington College

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2010

GWU dean's tips for the Class of 2014

Today's frosh orientation guest lecturer is Helen Cannaday Saulny, the dean of freshman at George Washington University. It's the beginning of August, which for incoming freshmen means the start of their college career in less than a month. Whether you...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101 | Tags:  Frosh Orientation, George Washington

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/17/2010

Vigil planned for GWU student killed in dorm fall

Early Saturday, George Washington University sophomore Taylor Hubbard fell from a fifth floor window of a dorm. He was found by a group of students at about 4 a.m., and taken to the hospital. He was taken off life support...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  George Washington, Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri, University of Colorado

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 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 02:18 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Visit Post's new higher ed page

After months of planning, discussing and learning, my colleagues and I are excited to announce the launch of a new higher education page: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/higher-ed/ Bookmark it now. This is the place you should go to keep up on news from...

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:18 PM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Inc., The Washington Post

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