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Campus Overload: September, 2011

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2011

U-Va. fraternity porch railing collapses, injuring two

Two college students from the Ashburn area were injured Saturday morning when a fraternity porch railing collapsed.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Georgetown Voice loses its longtime newsroom; 2 staffers fired

Georgetown’s student newsmagazine is having to swap offices with the debate club after two staff members and a former staffer allegedly destroyed ceilings in the student center.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:26 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2011

University of New Hampshire considers banning energy drinks

The University of New Hampshire is considering banning energy drinks in an effort to make the campus more healthy.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/22/2011

George Mason has highest application fee — or does it?

U.S. News and World Report found that George Mason University’s $100 application fee is the highest in the country. But less than 1 percent of applicants pay that amount.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/22/2011

10 ways colleges encourage students to ditch their cars

For years, colleges have tried to discourage students from bringing their cars to campus. Environmental movements are helping their cause.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/21/2011

More public universities turn dorms into residential colleges

More large public universities are opening residential colleges, which house undergrads with grad students and faculty members.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Tweets about Bowie State dorm stabbing traveled faster than university text messages

Bowie State University officials quickly sent seven text message alerts to students after a stabbing on campus Thursday, but tweeted news moved even faster.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Digital boundaries: Should significant others share passwords?

A new dating violence study found that one in three college students has shared a password with a dating partner.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Study: Dating abuse is difficult for most students to identify and stop

If a friend’s relationship became abusive, 58 percent of college students say they are not sure what they should do to help, according to a new study.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Has anyone come up with a ranking of college rankings?

Yesterday was”Rankings Day,” which meant many higher education wonks everywhere suddenly sounded like horse race announcers.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Managing your food allergies in dining halls and dorm rooms

Living with a food allergy in dorm rooms and dining halls requires planning ahead.

By Sloane Miller  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Colleges increase, refocus orientation for international students

Some universities have found that traditional orientations and new student programs aren’t always the right fit for foreign students.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Presidents: Welcome to campus! Wanna shoot hoops?

For university presidents, the start of another academic year usually means lots of public appearances, photo ops and bonding with tuition-paying underclassmen.

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:19 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Time-lapse video shows Loyola freshmen quickly arriving

Loyola University Maryland staffers videotaped the arrival of the Class of 2015 on Friday and then sped it up.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 08/31/2011

‘Textbook Rebellion’ pushes for free, open books

A group of activists fighting to reduce the cost of textbooks will travel to dozens of college campuses this fall with two mascots.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:43 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/31/2011

#College101: Protect your financial health

In an ongoing series of advice for incoming freshmen, Radford University associate professor Michael Chatham urges careful budgeting and responsible credit card use.

By Michael Chatham  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Eight students explore Washington tourism

Eight Washington-area high school students spent five days at washingtonpost.com learning about multimedia journalism, gathering content and creating a report examining the state of D.C. tourism. Meet the students who comprised the 2011 class of The Washington Post Digital Workshop for Young Journalists.

By  |  03:24 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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