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May 4, 2011

Students celebrate death of Osama bin Laden At 11:35 p.m. on May 1, President of the United States Barack Obama announced that U.S. special forces had killed Osama bin Laden. The news caused an eruption of varying emotions across the country, but college campuses proved to be mostly jubilant. Student journa...

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April 27, 2011

Harry Potter star Emma Watson changes schools Emma Watson, the 21-year-old actress who stars as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie series, is searching for a new academic venue; she will be transferring from Brown University, which she has attended for two years, to a new and undisclosed scho...

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April 20, 2011

UC Schools admit more out-of-state residents Admissions statistics from The University of California (UC) schools reported the highest ever acceptance rate of non-California residents for next year’s freshmen class. UC Berkeley accepted the highest percentage of out-of-state students at 31.2 percent,...

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April 13, 2011

James Franco to spread dilettantism to NYU Oscar-nominee, PhD candidate at Yale University, artist, writer and Salon’s 2009 Sexiest Man Alive James Franco will teach a graduate film course at New York University (NYU) next year. “I love NYU,” Franco wrote in an email, announcing the news to Wash...

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March 23, 2011

SAT essay question stirs controversy Online discussion forums such as College Confidential have been filled with complaints about an essay question on the most recent SAT. One-third of the test-takers were reportedly asked about reality TV and its influence on modern society. Students who are not fami...

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March 9, 2011

Harvard brings Navy ROTC back Following the repeal of the controversial “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” law that banned gays from openly serving in the military, Harvard University has decided to bring back the Navy portion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). The program was previously banned...

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March 3, 2011

Guns may be allowed in Texas Universities Texas state legislators have drafted a bill to allow licensed handgun owners to carry their guns on university campuses. Fourteen state senators joined the bill’s author, Republican state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, in support of students’ ability to be able to...

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February 17, 2011

Colby College Professor Resigns after Scandal Once a place of privacy, restrooms have been redefined for Colby College students. Professor of Economics Philip H. Brown, a tenured economics professor since 2003, resigned last month after allegedly hiding surveillance cameras in restrooms to take photos o...

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February 10, 2011

Teens turn to bath salts as alternative drugs Bath salts are no longer just for long, rejuvenating soaks in the Battell Hall bathtubs. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the aromatic concoctions are increasingly being used as legal alternatives to cocaine and heroine. Users get their bath-s...

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January 20, 2011

FourLoko drink to be recycled, used as fuel Four Loko may have been banned from the shelf, but it has not yet been completely obliterated. As many college students know, the high-powered energy drink, which contains a potent mixture of caffeine and malt liquor, continues to live on at campus parties...

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January 13, 2011

Study sheds light on effects of being dumped According to a recent study by the University of Michigan, being dumped has a negative effect on a person’s attractiveness to the opposite sex. The study, published in the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology, tracked how 198 U. Michigan student...

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November 18, 2010

Students at the University of South Florida have been found guilty for cheating on a midterm exam for a senior-level business course. After an anonymous student tipped Professor Richard Quinn that students were cheating earlier in the week, he found discrepancies in the number of A’s and the time the...

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