Campus Overload: Harvard

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 06:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Early admission applicants lock in on college plans

The first semester of senior year is barely over, but a growing number of high schoolers already know where they will attend college. (So instead of spending their winter break polishing college essays, they can get to know other members of the Class of 2015 on Facebook.)

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Barnard, Dartmouth, George Washington, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, University of Virginia

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/22/2010

2010 Rhodes Scholars announced -- a breakdown by school

This weekend the Rhodes Trust announced its next class of Rhodes Scholars, including a few from the D.C. area.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Harvard, Princeton, Rhodes, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Oxford, University of Virginia, Yale

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Halloween costumes with a college twist

It has hit crunch time for deciding what you will be on Halloween. Stores are selling out of the best costumes. Your friends have already claimed the season's most popular looks. You need to make up your mind now. What about a costume with some collegiate humor? Well, here are some options.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Night Life | Tags:  Duke, Georgetown, Halloween, Harvard, Ohio State, Ohio University, St. John's, University of Minnesota

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Happy U.S. News rankings day!

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list ranking colleges by things some people in higher ed say shouldn't be used to rank colleges -- like number of faculty, student selectivity, spending per student, alumni giving, retention rates, graduation rates and stuff like that.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington College

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 05/18/2010

Adam Wheeler: Accused fake Harvard student

Adam Wheeler's plan to fake his way into and through Harvard University worked for years, prosecutors allege, until he tried to get a university endorsement for a Rhodes Scholarship his senior year. That's when a professor noticed Wheeler's writings were...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:06 AM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 09:51 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Wednesday News Overload

The Ivy Shore? Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino (you know, the guy who is always fist-pumping) tells US Magazine he wants to go to law school at Yale or Harvard, Ivy Gate reports. Greek life Howard University has suspended two of...

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Harvard, Howard, NYU, University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland, University of Montana, Yale

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