Campus Overload: University of Virginia

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)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Flash mobs break the stress of finals

Flash mobs are all the rage on college campuses, especially during finals. Last week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a group of students helped liven up dead week at Love Library with My Chemical Romance's "Teenagers."

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/21/2010

U. Virginia students premiere online musical

Looking for a new show to fall in love with this fall? Try "Musical: The Online Musical."

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 08/23/2010

ACLU asks Supreme Court to review Va. ban on alcohol ads

The ACLU of Virginia has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a boozy issue: Should college newspapers be allowed to publish ads promoting drink specials and happy hour deals?

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:44 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/10/2010

U-Va. dorms get rid of landline phones

When University of Virginia students move back onto campus later this month, something will be missing from the dorms -- 3,850 landline telephones. Not like students are really going to notice. U-Va. officials said they realized they were spending hundreds...

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/04/2010

U-Va. lacrosse player charged with killing female player

I set Monday aside for a leisurely visit to the University of Virginia to research a few stories. During lunch with a university spokeswoman, my cell phone kept ringing. I checked my Blackberry and read an e-mail from my editor:...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Online identities reflect real ones

Eight years ago, University of Virginia psychology professor Amori Yee Mikami recruited a group of 172 children who were 13 or 14 years old and assessed their popularity and friendliness. Recently, Mikami and her colleagues went looking for them on...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:45 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 01/25/2010

Monday News Overload

Stressed students Counseling centers at four-year colleges and universities saw a 16 percent increase in the number of students seeking help during the 2008-9 school year, but they haven't seen increases in suicide rates. More and more students are just...

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:25 AM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)