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Campus Overload: March, 2011

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 12:42 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Oddball intern interview questions

Just like you don’t want a cookie-cutter internship, many employers don’t want boring interns.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:42 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Did you get in? It’s a busy time for Class of 2015 notifications

This month lots of college admissions offices are contacting applicants with news such as: Yes, you got in! Nope, sorry. Or, welcome to the wait list.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 03/28/2011

VCU celebrates everyone knowing its name

Everyone is talking about Virginia Commonwealth University.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:34 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/25/2011

Scholarly Sixteen: An academic way to pick winners

What if the Sweet Sixteen were battling for academic bragging rights? Who would win then? In case you don’t have all of the necessary institutional stats memorized, we have put together an interactive ”Scholarly Sixteen” bracket.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/25/2011

St. Michael’s appeals to donors, celebrates ‘Tuition Runs Out Day’

Like many private colleges, St. Michael’s funds about 85 percent of its budget with tuition and the other 15 percent (or about $6,000 per student) with donations. The day that tuition money officially runs out? Today, March 25.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  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 09:15 AM ET, 03/22/2011

U-Va. law professors explain the art of public speaking

University of Virginia law professors Robert N. Sayler and Molly Bishop Shadel advise college students on the lost art of public speaking.

By Robert N. Sayler, Molly Bishop Shadel advise college students on the lost art of public speaking. and Molly Bishop Shadel  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Why aren’t there more female student government presidents?

On many college campuses, women are out-performing men in a number of things — and yet many student governments are still predominantly male. Let’s chat about it at 1 p.m. Thursday.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Tufts president ends ‘Naked Quad Run’

It started as a way to cut the stress of Tufts’ winter exams in the 1970s, but the Tufts University president now worries the “Naked Quad Run” has morphed into a dangerous activity that could led to a student death.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/12/2011

Police investigate U-Va. fraternity after a pledge is hospitalized

A U-Va. freshman was hospitalized after chugging soy sauce at the Zeta Psi frat house.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Fraternities hire acclaimed chefs

More frats are hiring chefs to cook gourmet meals for dozens of college guys.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/10/2011

‘Crazy U’ delves into admissions process

Is this just another book written by another Baby Boomer for fellow Baby Boomers?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/09/2011

College students book last-minute spring break trips

Obviously, spring break is on the minds of many, and Yahoo! has seen a spike in the number of searches for “spring break” and “spring break packages” this week. Here are some answers to some break questions from readers.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Charlie Sheen wants an intern with #TigerBlood

The social media internship will focus on “executing a social media strategy” and “leveraging his social network” by monitoring Charlie Sheen’s social media accounts, preparing for online projects and increasing Sheen’s number of Twitter followers (so far he has more than 2 million), according to the posting Sheen linked to in his tweet.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 03/07/2011

Why so few computer science majors?

The lives of college students revolve around technology — and yet not enough are studying computer science to keep up with industry demand. Here are four reasons they might be staying away.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:18 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 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.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  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

 

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