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These Are the Top 10 Party Schools in the Nation

No Faber College?

(Newser) - With summer pretty much over, it's time for the nation's college students to return to school and get back to the hard business of partying down. And according to the Princeton Review , the following schools are where most of that partying will be getting done. For its annual... More »

WV University Researchers Brought VW 'to Its Knees'

5-person team found too-high emission levels in Passat, Jetta

(Newser) - A member of a five-person research team at West Virginia University says his initial hope, after winning a grant to fund a $50,000 study comparing US and European diesel cars, was that a few people would read the resulting research papers. Instead, the team's research, specifically on two... More »

After 'Catastrophic Emergency,' WVU Student Dies

Nolan Burch, 18, had been challenged to drink more, says report

(Newser) - A freshman at West Virginia University found passed out during a frat party has died, the school announced . Police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of Nolan Burch, who was from suburban Buffalo, reports the Buffalo News . The newspaper—which notes that WVU has been named the No.... More »

The Nation's Biggest Party School Is...

West Virginia University, says the Princeton Review

(Newser) - If you're more interested in quantity of beer than quality of instruction, you may want to check out the Princeton Review's latest ranking of the best and worst party schools. Per the Los Angeles Times , the top party school this year is West Virginia University, which also claimed... More »

Senate Feud Surfaces Over College Football

Mitch McConnell pulling strings for Louisville, angering W. Va senators

(Newser) - A war is brewing in the Senate over… college football? Yep. Mitch McConnell is making a zero-hour backroom push to get Louisville into the Big 12, calling officials at the conference’s other schools to sing his beloved alma mater’s praises, sources tell Politico . That’s put him in... More »

Biggest Party Animals Attend Georgia

In student survey, Ohio U. finishes second

(Newser) - Good news for parents paying for their kids to study at the University of Georgia: The school is finally No. 1. The bad news: The Princeton Review list ranks the nation's top party schools. "UGA has been on the party school list for a while, but it’s one... More »

Duke Returns to Title Game

Blue Devils' 78-57 victory sends West Virginia packing

(Newser) - Duke moved within 40 minutes of its first national title in 9 years tonight, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia, 78-57. Kyle Singler had 21 and Nolan Smith 19 for the Blue Devils, who squashed West Virginia's feel-good story and will now try to... More »

No. 1 Seed Duke Advances

Blue Devils eliminate Baylor to gain Final Four

(Newser) - Nolan Smith scored a career-high 29 points and top-seeded Duke used a big run late in the game to beat Baylor, 78-71, today in Houston. Duke, the lone No. 1 seed remaining in the tournament, will play in the national semis for the first time since 2004, against East Regional... More »

West Virginia Stuns Kentucky

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla leads Mountaineers into Final FOur

(Newser) - It's almost heaven, West Virginia. Da'Sean Butler and the Mountaineers are off to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and No. 2 seed West Virginia handled a cold-shooting, top-seeded Kentucky team stocked... More »

College Towns See Lower Unemployment

Many boast unemployment rates far below national average

(Newser) - If you’re stymied by the tough job market, set your sights near a university: three of the six metropolitan areas with unemployment under 4% are college towns, and other academic havens boast unemployment numbers far below the 8.5% national rate. “We’re hurting for people,” an... More »

Florida's #1 Again ... as Top Party School

Mississippi, Penn State round out top 3 in Princeton Review survey

(Newser) - The University of Florida can raise a glass to another national title—best party school in the country. The Gators, known for wild celebrations following national championships in football and basketball, wrested the party title away from West Virginia University and beat out the University of Mississippi and Penn State... More »

Coach Blasts West Va. For Shredding 'Lie'

Rodriguez bemoans 'smear' campaign since decamping for Michigan

(Newser) - Rich Rodriguez slammed accusations that he shredded important files before leaving West Virginia University to coach the University of Michigan's football team as “lies” in an interview with the Toledo Blade. Rodriguez broke his silence on the troubles that have marked his departure, lashing out at the anonymous source... More »

West Virginia Suing Departed Football Coach

School seeks to secure $4M from Rodriguez, now at Michigan

(Newser) - In its effort to be sure its former football coach pays the $4 million buyout stipulated by his contract, West Virginia University is suing Rich Rodriguez, the Charleston Gazette reports. The lawsuit asks a judge to rule if the school did anything to breach the contract—it contends it didn't—... More »

West Virginia U. Ranks 1st—in Fun

Princeton Review dons a toga and lists the top party schools

(Newser) - Students are knocking back celebratory shots and administrators are tearing their hair over the Princeton Review's annual list of the top 20 party schools. The full list appears in the 2008 edition of The Best 366 Colleges, on sale today.
  1. West Virginia University
  2. University of Mississippi
  3. University of Texas, Austin
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