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Campus Overload: August, 2011

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/30/2011

#College101: Communication is critical in online classes, too

In our ongoing series of advice for incoming freshmen, communication studies professor Ellen Bremen says getting to know your professor is important in online classes.

By Ellen Bremen  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  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 03:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011

How can parents make care packages healthier?

As soon as freshmen are dropped off at their dorms, some of their parents start brainstorming ideas for care packages. What do students want? What do they absolutely not want?

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011

#College101: Keep an open mind about everything, including sorority life

In an ongoing series of advice for incoming freshmen, Lehigh University senior Debbie Pearsall says to keep an open mind about everything — including sorority life.

By Debbie Pearsall  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011

#College101: Make sure you like your digital self

In our ongoing series of advice for incoming freshmen, Kelly Lux, a specialist in university online communicatiosn, suggests Googling yourself and being careful with geotagging.

By Kelly Lux  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Hurricane Irene prompts colleges to change move-in plans

In anticipation of Hurricane Irene hitting the East Coast this weekend, some colleges are opening their dorms a day early.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/25/2011

#College101: Dodge the Freshman 15

In an ongoing series of advice for incoming freshmen, nutritionist Marie Spano encourages students to eat healthy, stay active and get sleep.

By Marie Spano  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/24/2011

La Sierra boosts first-year retention rates with early orientation

Two La Sierra University administrators share why they switched to early orientation for freshmen — and how it helped first-year retention rates.

By Jill Rasmussen and Melanie Jobe  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  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 04:20 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Earthquake rocks East Coast campuses

As a 5.9 earthquake rocked dozens of Washington-region colleges Tuesday afternoon, officials alerted students via e-mail and text message to evacuate buildings. At this point, there have been no reports of major damage or serious injuries.

By Jenna Johnson and Daniel de Vise  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 08/23/2011

U of South Carolina stalls fraternity rush following alcohol violations

As part of a national movement to remove alcohol from greek rush events, University of South Carolina officials have postponed this year’s fraternity rush.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:18 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 01:18 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Decorating your dorm room on a student budget

Despite the economy, students are spending more and more jazzing up their living spaces.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/19/2011

#College101: Take advantage of office hours

As part of an ongoing series of advice for the Class of 2015, Creighton University professor Carol Zuegner encourages students to get to know their professors.

By Carol Zuegner  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Your ultimate college packing list (and hints for what to leave at home)

Here are some of our suggestions for what to pack (and not to pack) as you head off to school.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:28 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Georgetown basketball game in China ends in a brawl

A Georgetown University men’s basketball game in China ended in a brawl Thursday. In the past few years, the university president has forged strong connections with the country.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  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 03:07 PM ET, 08/16/2011

#College101: Don’t fall behind on attendance or assignments

In an ongoing series of advice for college freshmen, American University’s assistant dean of students Marianne S. Huger warns students not to let one missed class or assignment snowball into a serious problem.

By Marianne S. Huger  |  03:07 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/12/2011

#College101: Seize the opportunity to try new things

In an ongoing series of advice for college freshmen, Radford University associate dean Fran Steigerwald says to max out your four years and try new things.

By Fran Steigerwald  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Things to do near Iowa State University (other than the straw poll)

The debate has ended, and you have hours to burn before Saturday’s straw poll at Iowa State University. So what should you do?

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Do college students call home often enough?

Most parents drop students off at school, drive away — and wonder how long it’ll be before the phone rings.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101

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 05:32 PM ET, 08/10/2011

The delicate art of parenting a college student

College administrators have found that today’s millennial students — along with their late-Baby Boomer and early-Gen X parents — often need more hand-holding than previous generations.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:32 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 08/10/2011

#College101: Manage your time well

In an ongoing series of posts offering advice for college freshmen, Illinois State University student Mike Gannon suggests learning how to manage your time.

By Mike Gannon  |  12:25 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Colleges increase support for students fighting addictions

Not only are more college students forming addictions while undergraduates, more freshmen are showing up already in treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:33 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/09/2011

#College101: Mistakes are inevitable

In an ongoing series of advice for college freshmen, composer and writer Peter Buffett says not to fear making mistakes.

By Peter Buffett  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 08/08/2011

#College101: Freshman year bucket list

Readers helped compile this list of 50 things freshmen should do during their first year of college.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:31 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Interns say good-bye on Twitter as summer winds down

Summer internships are winding down, and Twitter is abuzz with news of goodbye lunches, final presentations and messages like this one: “They've been amazing all summer, gonna miss them.”

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Share your tips for surviving freshman year

The first year of college is so important. But freshman year can be a stressful time filled with all sorts of drama.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:22 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College 101, College 101

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Former Harvard waitlister sings new tune about Tufts

This spring, a student waitlisted at Harvard recorded a YouTube video to win over the hearts of officials. It didn’t work. So, she recorded a second video dedicated to Tufts University.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload, News Overload

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 11:03 AM ET, 08/04/2011

#THATintern: The office supplies intern

As the summer winds down, that intern shows up to work one day with an empty backpack and then disappears into the supply closet to do some back-to-school “shopping.”

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Teach for America 2011 acceptance rate: 11 percent

This year, Teach for America received a record number of applications, dropping its acceptance rate to 11 percent.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 08/03/2011

#THATintern: The networking intern

For some reason, that intern thinks internship success (and, more importantly, life success in the great city of Washington) is based on a stack of business cards.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:05 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Thousands of bikers in Iowa celebrate their alma maters

Every summer in Iowa, the Des Moines Register organizes a bike ride across the state.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011

#THATintern: The old intern

The old intern is usually going through a midlife career change, perhaps prompted by a layoff, midlife crisis, belated decision to attend college or a bucket list that includes, "Do an unpaid internship."

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Interns

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)

 

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