Campus Overload: Columbia

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/24/2011

What do business schools want?

Earlier this month I received an e-mail from Jenna Kellam of Baltimore, who works for a nonprofit and is thinking about going back to school for a MBA. But she wonders, would business schools want her? Kellam sent me three questions, which I passed along to two experts to answer.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Real World | Tags:  Columbia, Virginia Tech

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Stanford has the most 'klout' on Twitter

Many colleges and universities have created a Twitter feed to share campus news with students, parents, alums, faculty, sports fans, journalists and everyone else. But is it worth the time? And what's the best measure of a Twitter feed's success? Is it number of followers, number of RT's, number of clicks on links, number of interactions or something else?

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:14 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Syracuse University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Another Ivy drug bust: Cornell student faces heroin charges

On Sunday morning Ithaca police arrested a 26-year-old woman, who is listed as being a Cornell University student, and charged her with possessing nearly six ounces of heroin that is worth more than $150,000. It was one of the largest seizures in the police department's history, according to The Ithaca Journal.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Number of college students from China booms

Last school year, the number of Chinese students enrolled at U.S. colleges increased 30 percent -- making China the No. 1 place of origin for foreign college students, according to a new report released today. For years, India held that title.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:44 PM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Boston University, Columbia University, Michigan State University, NYU, Purdue University, UCLA, University of Illinois, University of Texas

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/24/2010

Rejected? Join the club

The envelope is thin and light. If it were an acceptance letter, it would probably be bulkier, right? Or bigger than this standard, boring envelope -- perhaps a huge packet full of information all about how wonderful your undergraduate years...

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Admissions, Columbia, Harvard, Tufts

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