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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 »

Bong Photo May Have Cost NFL Draft Pick Millions

He claims his Twitter account was hacked

(Newser) - Despite being drafted 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins with a contract worth an expected $12.4 million, Thursday was a bad day for Laremy Tunsil. CBS News reports the University of Mississippi offensive lineman was expected to go much higher—to the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth pick—which... More »

Ole Miss Yanks State Flag With Confederate Emblem

Students forced issue; governor says school should 'respect law as written'

(Newser) - The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag with its Confederate battle emblem from its place of honor on campus Monday morning. Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks waited until after the ceremony to announce that he had ordered the flag sent to the university's archives. The action came days... More »

Ole Miss Student Senate Votes to Nix State Flag

'We are forever tied to the horrors of our past': student senator

(Newser) - A lengthy student-body Senate meeting at the University of Mississippi Tuesday night resulted in a resolution to remove the state flag, which features the Confederate battle flag, from school grounds, the Clarion-Ledger reports. The measure was passed 33-15 and was penned by ASB Sen. Allen Coon in conjunction with several... More »

Kid Who Bit Off Hamster's Head Out of Ole Miss, Frat

And Brady Eaves could face charges over spring break video

(Newser) - In the spectrum of things you shouldn't do in life let alone on video, this sort of vaults past "get naked with someone named Kardashian:" Brady Eaves is suddenly finding himself out of a fraternity and a college after video surfaced of him titled "psycho drunk... More »

University of Mississippi Gets $68M to Grow Pot for the Feds

School has had the honor since 1968

(Newser) - The University of Mississippi this week retained a quiet claim to fame: It will continue to be the feds' sole pot grower, a distinction it has held since 1968. Since then, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (part of the NIH) has grown marijuana in concert with the school and... More »

FBI, Ole Miss Hunt Culprit Behind Noose on Statue

Confederate flag, racist slurs cited in attack

(Newser) - After a noose and a Confederate flag were found early Sunday on a statue of the University of Mississippi's first black student, James Meredith, Ole Miss is now looking for two men who, according to a witness, were shouting racial slurs while vandalizing the statue. The FBI is also... More »

Big Snag for Miss. Project: Discovery of 1K Bodies

University will build parking garage elsewhere

(Newser) - The University of Mississippi needs to put up a parking garage for its dental school, but radar scans of the proposed construction area have provided 1,000 good reasons to build elsewhere, reports Yahoo News . That's how many bodies are estimated to be buried in unmarked graves beneath what... 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 »

First Debate Stuck in Limbo

'Showdown' could switch to town hall meet if only Obama turns up today

(Newser) - What if they held a presidential debate and only one candidate came? The scenario is looking like a real possibility as the federal bailout deal stalls, the Wall Street Journal reports. John McCain has said he will fly to Mississippi for the debate only if an agreement is reached in... More »

Debate Allows Host Ole Miss to Show Progress on Race

Great strides since deadly '60s riots, but students say university remains divided

(Newser) - Assuming the presidential debate happens tomorrow, host University of Mississippi gets to show the nation it’s moved beyond its racially tinged past, the Los Angeles Times reports. The school, known for deadly riots when the first black student enrolled in the 1960s and controversy over Confederate flags at football... 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 »

Storied Miss. Lawyer Indicted, Still Partying

Town rallies around high-profile Grisham pal accused of bribery

(Newser) - As he greeted party guests, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs—the trial lawyer famous for taking down Big Tobacco and taking on Katrina insurance companies—didn’t look like someone who had just been indicted. And though prosecutors say he conspired to bribe the judge in his latest case, Oxford, Miss.... 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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