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Entries by Leah Finnegan from 02/2011

Some Students Flee Egypt, Others Choose To Stay

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Hundreds of American students have left Egypt in the midst of massive anti-government protests, but some refuse to budge. "There was a surprising num...

Roger Boesche: Obama's Favorite Professor

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Despite his lofty claim to fame as Barack Obama's favorite professor, Roger Boesche doesn't let the compliment inflate his ego -- or define his teachi...

Hope College Amends Controversial Position On Sexuality

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Hope College has decided to lift the ban on study and discussion of homosexuality on campus but will to continue to deny support to school groups supp...

Top 5 Intern Writing Sample Mistakes

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Dear college internship applicants, Your class papers usually make terrible writing samples. Here's why....

6 Internships With Awesome Perks

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Ask any college advisor about interning and you'll be informed that these career previews are a cornucopia of benefits. They pad your resume, lead to ...

Foursquare University Badges Now Available On Campus

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Foursquare has just announced that its "Foursquare for Universities" program is now available at every college and university around the world....

Stacey Pagli Admits To Strangling Daughter Marissa At NY College

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

A 38-year-old woman has admitted in court that she strangled her 18-year-old daughter at a college campus in New York....

Spice Scandal Hits U.S. Naval Academy

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

A synthetic recreational drug and purported marijuana substitute is behind the recent expulsion of seven U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, the Washington...

Cuomo Proposes No College Tuition Increase

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is rejecting any increase in tuition at the public universities. The State University of New York has ...

Stacey Pagli Admits To Strangling Daughter Marissa At Manhattanville College

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A woman who said she strangled her 18-year-old daughter because she "pushed my last button" pleaded guilty Tuesday to first...

Pregnant In College, And Faced With A Choice

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

With an ultrasound transducer pressed against her cold, gelled stomach, Caitlin Thomas knew a grainy image of the 9-week-old fetus had materialized on...

Mubarak Received Honorary Degree From GWU In 1999

Posted 02.01.2011 | College

Looking for more ways to connect GW with the civil unrest in Egypt? Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak received an honorary degree from the University i...

Manuel Pintado, U Mass Student, Arrested For Alleged Email Threats To Rep. William Snyder

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

A University of Massachusetts student is awaiting extradition to Southeast Florida for allegedly making threatening emails to a Florida state represen...

Chick-Fil-A Returns To Indiana University South Bend

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

Indiana University South Bend has decided to reinstate Chick-fil-A on its campus, days after the fast food chain's campus service operations were ceas...

Pathways To Prosperity Report: Students Need More Paths To Career Success

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

The current U.S. education system is failing to prepare millions of young adults for successful careers by providing a one-size-fits-all approach, and...

National Signing Day 2011: The Fax Machine Is King

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

On the first Wednesday in February last year, the University of Washington set up a Web cam so fans could catch some can't-miss football action. It...

Northern Michigan University Closed After Threat

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Authorities have closed Northern Michigan University and the city of Marquette's public schools because of a threat to the un...

Cuomo's Budget Would Cost Stony Brook $67 Million In State Funding

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

Stony Brook University is reeling from Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget for 2011-2012. ...

Durbin: Pell Grants In Danger

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

The federal Pell Grant program is in peril, and nonprofit colleges are not doing enough to save it, a key U.S. senator told a roomful of private-colle...

Jennifer Hromadka, Raymond Clark III's Fiancee, Stands By Him As He Awaits Trial For Annie Le Murder

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The fiancee of a Yale University lab tech continues to faithfully visit him in prison as he awaits trial on charges of murdering ...

Drake Student Finds Himself In The Middle Of A Revolution

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

As he looked out from the roof of the apartment, Ian Weller could see black smoke billowing over the skyline of Alexandria, Egypt. The Drake Uni...

Thomas Meighan Jr. Sentenced In Miriam Frankl's Death

Posted 02.02.2011 | College

A Howard County man who pleaded guilty to the 2009 hit-and-run death of a Johns Hopkins University student was sentenced Wednesday to serve four years...

Condoleezza Rice Announces Support For ROTC At Stanford

Posted 02.03.2011 | College

Professor Condoleezza Rice recently announced her support for the "full reinstatement" of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Stanford....

Viral Virtuosos: Michigan Students Become Web Stars

Posted 02.03.2011 | College

Click. Watch. Copy. Paste. Send. With the variety of online networking websites available nowadays, that's all it takes to make someone's entertaining...

Saleha Huuda Murder: Antonio D. Drayton And Cassandra M. Kimbrough Charged In Death Of UF Student

Posted 02.03.2011 | College

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of University of Florida cheerleader Saleha Huuda, whose badly burned body was found late...