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BYU to Stop Investigating Rape Victims for Rule-Breaking

Students complained it stifled reports of sexual abuse

(Newser) - Students claimed earlier this year that Brigham Young University silenced victims of sexual assault by focusing investigations on whether a victim had broken school rules prior to the assault. No more. The Mormon college in Utah says it will adopt 23 recommendations from an internal advisory committee regarding sexual assault,... More »

'Dead' BYU Student Possibly Abducted by N. Korea 12 Years Ago

And may actually be alive and teaching English in Pyongyang, per report

(Newser) - How did a Brigham Young student who vanished more than a decade ago suddenly (and allegedly) pop up as a teacher in North Korea? The family of David Sneddon—who was 24 when he disappeared in China in 2004—tells KSL that a Yahoo Japan report reveals Sneddon has emerged... More »

Egypt Cemetery Holds 1M Mummies

Blonds, redheads buried together; one body is 7 ft. tall

(Newser) - For the past 30 years, scientists have been exploring a cemetery in Egypt whose origins are mysterious. One thing they have determined, however: "We are fairly certain we have over a million burials within this cemetery. It's large, and it's dense," says the project's director,... More »

BYU Compares Masturbation to ...Combat

Satellite campus releases bizarre video

(Newser) - Well, this is weird. Brigham Young University's satellite campus in Idaho recently released a video urging students to report friends who are ... masturbating too much. And if that wasn't quite bizarre enough, the video also compares the self-love problem to warfare, the Daily Beast reports. The video centers... More »

The Nation's Top Party School Is...

University of Iowa chiefs not toasting victory

(Newser) - Despite the best efforts of city and university officials, the University of Iowa has taken first place in the Princeton Review's list of top party schools after finishing second last year. The rankings—based on a nationwide survey of 126,000 students—take into account drug and alcohol use,... 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 »

At Mormon University, a Battle Over Skinny Jeans

Do the pants violate BYU-Idaho honor code?

(Newser) - Sorry, hipsters, your style may be too risqué for Brigham Young University's Idaho affiliate. That location of the Mormon school is tussling over skinny jeans, after the school's Student Review reported Monday that the university's testing center had begun a campaign against them, complete with a flier... More »

NCAA Star Bounced for Having Sex

6-foot-9 center Brandon Davies 'heartbroken'

(Newser) - A star cager at Brigham Young University has been bounced from the NCAA basketball team after he admitted having sex with his girlfriend, according to several reports. Center Brandon Davies, a 6-foot-9 sophomore who's the third highest scorer and leading rebounder on the powerhouse team, is "extremely remorseful and... 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 »

Women's Soccer Player Gets Down and Very Dirty

New Mexico's Elizabeth Lambert is a YouTube sensation—the bad kind

(Newser) - Today's red-hot viral video star is more of an antihero: University of New Mexico soccer player Elizabeth Lambert. Lambert has been suspended indefinitely after capping off a physical—on both sides—game by grabbing a Brigham Young player by the hair and slinging her to the ground. "I let... More »

Penn State Dethrones Florida as Top Party School

(Newser) - Penn State has knocked the University of Florida from its No. 1 spot … atop the Princeton Review’s “Best Party School” list. Each year, the Review ranks schools in a huge number of categories based on surveys of their students. A Penn State spokeswoman called it a “... More »

Utah's Well-Armed Students

In only state where concealed weapons are allowed on campus, many take advantage

(Newser) - While many states have responded to recent college shootings by debating whether firearms should be allowed on campus, Utah is the only one with such a law on the books—and students at its public universities are taking advantage, CNN reports. Predictably, while some students say they feel safer with... More »

Fires Delay SDSU-BYU Game

Moved from Saturday to Dec.1 amidst concerns for displaced residents and public health

(Newser) - With refugees from the wild fires sweeping through the San Diego area taking shelter in Qualcomm Stadium, officials have postponed this weekend's college football matchup of Brigham Young and San Diego State universities. The decision was also motivated by concern for air quality and fan safety, leading to the postponement... More »

Recruiters Pick Top 10 Biz Schools

WSJ 's annual rankings come up with some surprising choices

(Newser) - Ivy Leaguers and Mormons round out this year's eclectic list of top MBA programs.  To come up with the rankings WSJ and Harris Interactive asked 4,430 recruiters to rank M.B.A. programs on 21 attributes, including leadership potential, and communication skills.  National Rankings:
  1. Dartmouth College (Tuck)
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