Campus Overload: Stanford

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 09:30 AM ET, 12/16/2010

What schools have announced Early Decision or Action?

This month lots and lots of high school seniors are watching their mailboxes and inboxes, waiting for news of acceptance, deferral or rejection to arrive. Help me compile a list of colleges and universities that have made the big announcement....

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Dartmouth, Duke, Early Decision, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford

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 08:31 PM ET, 12/02/2010

GWU will soon offer gender neutral housing

Starting next fall, George Washington University in the District will allow male and female students to live in the same room or suite in nearly all of its residence halls. Dozens of colleges across the country have begun to offer gender-neutral housing, as it is called, but usually the option is only available to upperclassmen or those living in apartment-style halls.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:31 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Dartmouth, George Washington, Georgetown, Stanford

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/02/2010

Cisco intern raps his way to viral glory

Greg Justice, a social-media intern at Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley, raps about the awesomeness of being an intern: like having a retractable badge and using acronyms like "CDO, EBC, GBO, and CBT, VPN, CEO, I'm soundin' like C-3PO."

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Networking | Tags:  Internships, Stanford, YouTube

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/10/2010

Thursday News Overload

Yale tradition ruined? Remember Yale's new admissions video, "That's Why I Chose Yale"? Well, The New Yorker did what all of us wanted and showed the YouTube sensation to a group of the college's slightly older, more distinguished graduates. The...

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Queens College, Stanford, Yale

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/03/2010

Wednesday News Overload

Yet another way to self-promote A 22-year-old recent college graduate wants a journalism job, so he paid for Facebook ads featuring his photo and a link to his LinkedIn profile that pop up on the pages of Condé Nast employees....

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News Overload | Tags:  Ohio University, Princeton, Stanford, University of Massachusetts