Washburn University sophomore Zach Phelps-Roper spent his Wednesday morning like many other college students: glued to his cell phone.
But he wasn't getting texts about last night's party -- he was waiting for a ruling from the Supreme Court.
Phelps-Roper, 20, is a member of the Westboro Baptist Church...
Come Jan. 5, 2011, 94 congressmen will be back in school, learning how to read bills, write laws and budget (or ban) earmarks as part of the 112th Congress' freshmen class.
Across town, another freshman has a similar agenda -- but add homework to his list.
American University student
American University students recently realized their off-campus actions can result in on-campus punishments, due changes to the school's Student Conduct Code late last semester. But AU students aren't alone -- public and private colleges across the country are expanding their jurisdiction to include off-campus misconduct.