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Campus Overload: April, 2012

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Penn State spends millions on public relations, hires new firms

Penn State plans to pay two public relations firms $2.5 million over the next year to manage one of the biggest higher education scandals in history.

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Colleges visited by Obama have varying records on student loan debt

Students at the universities of North Carolina and Colorado take on less debt than the average college student, while University of Iowa students borrow more than average.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Obama and Romney discuss student loans to reach college voters

President Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to reach young voters with the one issue that is a concern on almost every campus.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:49 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Sandra Fluke, Georgetown students continue fight for contraception coverage

Georgetown won’t add coverage of contraceptives to its student health insurance plan until mandated to do so by the government.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012

William & Mary student to Jeremy Lin: Will you be my date to senior formal?

Lisa Yeh’s cheeky video was designed to lure the N.Y. basketball phenom to her senior formal.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 AM ET, 04/17/2012

‘Let’s go Hokies’: Candlelight illuminates Va. Tech five years after massacre

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:32 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Virginia Tech shooting anniversary marked as students return to class

For five years, students haven’t attended class on April 16. Today, they’ll go back.

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Va. Tech remembers 32 victims of 2007 massacre

Monday marks the five-year anniversary of that massacre. And as the day began, Va. Tech Corps of Cadets members lit a candle that will burn throughout the day in memory of those killed.

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:33 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Report: Virginia Tech massacre cost $48.2 million

What did the 2007 shooting cost Virginia Tech and taxpayers? It’s an uncomfortable question that was posed by the Center for American Progress.

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Christopher Newport admission staffers hid newspapers headlined: “Suspected meth lab on East Campus”

Ahead of a busy tour day, Christopher Newport University admissions staffers collected copies of the student newspaper, which featured an article about a possible meth lab bust.

By Jenna Johnson  |  08:38 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/11/2012

UCLA accidentally accepts 894 waitlisters

Over the weekend, UCLA congratulated 894 applicants on their admission to the university, even though they were still waitlisted.

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Catholic University community performs 352,627 service hours

In honor of Catholic’s 125th birthday, students, alumni, staff and others pledged to do 125,000 hours of community service. So far they have completed 352,627.

By Jenna Johnson  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Fake college presidents go cray cray on the Twitters

For the most part, these fake accounts are used to transform suit-and-tie-wearing leaders into foul-mouthed partiers, but they also satirically comment on problems within the university.

By Jenna Johnson  |  03:42 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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