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Campus Overload: April, 2011

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Royal wedding adds an exciting twist to studying abroad in London

Elizabeth Edwards, a junior English major at St. Lawrence University who is studying in London this semester, shares her observations of the royal wedding excitement.

By Elizabeth Edwards  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Frequently asked questions about unpaid internships

Everyone wants an internship — especially in today's tough job market. The number of unpaid internships has steadily increased in recent years, prompting questions about the legality and ethics of unpaid internships.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  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 10:54 AM ET, 04/25/2011

The countdown to May 1st is on ...

It’s suddenly the end of the semester, the last week in April — which means high school seniors have just a week left to lock in on a college before the May 1 deadline.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/21/2011

U-Md. identifies four students disciplined following allegations of sexual assault

The University of Maryland has released the names of four men, including a former quarterback, who were disciplined because of sexual assault charges in the past decade.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:20 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Westminster Class of 2015 bonds via Facebook photos

Admissions staffers at Westminster College in Salt Lake City sent each soon-to-be freshman a paper version of the school mascot, Griff the Griffin, and asked them to snap a photo for Facebook.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:24 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/20/2011

UNC adds context to GPAs to combat grade inflation

Starting next year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill transcripts will feature median class grades for each course and the average overall GPA of students taking a similar mix of classes.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/15/2011

AU seniors find theatrical inspiration on D.C. Metro

A group of soon-to-graduate AU students created a docudrama about the Metro system

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Avoiding the Freshman (or Senior) 15

Pizza for breakfast. Cheap pitchers of beer. Hours of playing video games. All-you-can-eat cafeteria buffets.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  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 12:53 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Waitlisted student sings on You Tube: ‘Harvard, please admit me!’

A woman who says she was waitlisted at Harvard recorded a You Tube music video of a tune called, “Dear Harvard.”

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011

GWU sophomore tracks down stolen iPad

Sophomore Hugo Scheckter’s iPad was stolen over the weekend, so he used a tracking program to tell police where to look and documented the ad­ven­ture on Twitter.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Biola professor goes outside the box to explain imaginary numbers

Biola Universitymath students learned the difference between real and imaginary numbers from professor Matthew Weathers — and his imaginary self.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  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 02:03 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Things college students binge on: Booze, pizza and. . . TV shows?

Many college students no longer plan their lives around TV network line-ups, but

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Happy not-shut-down Monday!

There are a lot of University of the District of Columbia students and professors who are excited to be in class today. If the government had shutdown, the university would also have closed.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:53 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 06:28 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Designer dress rentals all the rage for sorority functions

Oh, Facebook. It used to be that as long as you changed venues and groups of friends, you could wear the same expensive dress over and over. Now, the evidence of re-wearing is documented in photo slide shows.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  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 01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Government shutdown would likely close UDC

If the U.S. government shuts down this weekend, the University of the District of Columbia would likely have to do the same.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:12 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 05:16 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Former Vassar employee accused of embezzling $1.9 million

In the five years Arthur Fisher was a construction project manager at Vassar College police say he funneled about $1.9 million into the bank account of a fake construction company that he had created with his wife, Jennifer.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:16 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  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 01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Colleges announce 2011 acceptance rates — yet again, historically low

Yet again, many prestigious schools are reporting all-time low admission rates.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 04/02/2011

VCU’s Final Four foray brings record-levels of attention

With each basketball game the VCU men’s team wins, the Richmond school gains even more attention. It’s no secret that going far in the NCAA tournament gives universities unprecedented amounts of practically free publicity. But what exactly does that mean?

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:26 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Hundreds of VCU students head to Houston for Final Four

Four buses carrying 200 VCU students are en route to Houston -- a 1,300-mile roadtrip --- to watch the Final Four.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 03/31/2011

April Fools’ Day: Should college papers print fake stories?

For generations, college newspapers have celebrated April Fools’ Day by sneaking in a fake story or producing an entire section of satirical news. And every year, some satirical stories make jokes that are more offensive than funny

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:01 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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