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Man Charged With Raping 2 Women Gets Probation

John Enochs will only serve 1 day in jail

(Newser) - A former Indiana University student charged with raping two women will get off with a year of probation and one day in jail, WXIN reports. John Enochs took a plea deal and was sentenced Thursday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery. According to the New York Daily News , it's unclear... More »

Graphic Video Gets Indiana University Frat Suspended

Alpha Tao Omega pledge allegedly seen performing sex act on woman

(Newser) - A fraternity has been suspended from Indiana University after a video circulated online showing a pledge performing oral sex on a woman as other members watch, the Indianapolis Star reports. A university rep cited "credible video evidence" that led to its decision, while the Alpha Tao Omega national office... More »

How a Simple Letter Cut Student Borrowing by $31M

'Know before you owe' policy works for Indiana University

(Newser) - With US student debt at a staggering $1.2 trillion—including an average $30K each for member of the class of 2012 —Indiana University has set an example a lot of places could learn from. The seven-campus system managed to slash student debt by far more than the national... More »

Ancient Obelisk's True Purpose Revealed

We've had 'Altar of Peace' wrong for decades, according to 3D modeling

(Newser) - Researchers using 3D modeling and data from NASA think they've discovered the true purpose of the Obelisk of Montecitorio—upending a theory that has stood for decades. The 71-foot-tall ancient Egyptian obelisk was brought to Rome by Emperor Augustus, and would have stood across a plaza from the Ara... More »

Missing Student's Parents Sue 3 of Her Classmates

Lauren Spierer was with them the night she disappeared

(Newser) - The parents of an Indiana University student who went missing two years ago are now suing three men she was with that night—all fellow students. Lauren Spierer's parents hope the lawsuit, which their lawyer says comes "with great reluctance," will bring to light more information about... More »

Body in Creek May Be Missing College Student

Police awaiting test results

(Newser) - A badly decomposed body found in a creek may be that of a missing Indiana University student, reports AP . Police are comparing any identifying characteristics and awaiting test results of today's autopsy, officials tell the Bloomington Herald Times. Bloomington student Lauren Spierer, 20, was last seen by friends walking... More »

Search for Ind. Student Gets Virtual Push

Lauren Spierer's disappearance consumes campus

(Newser) - Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer hasn't been seen since Friday, and family and friends are showing how social media has transformed missing persons' cases, reports the Washington Post . They've launched Facebook groups and Twitter posters and even gotten celebs such as Alyssa Milano and Ryan Seacrest to tweet... More »

College Wrestles With Kinsey's Porn Collection

Indiana University wonders about showcasing his stag films

(Newser) - Indiana University is about to open a new cinema to show off the school's own film holdings—unremarkable until you consider that those holdings include 14,000 pornographic movies belonging to sex researcher Alfred Kinsey. Among those are 2,000 one-reel stag films going back to the 1920s, a unique... More »

Colleges With Lowest Graduation Rates

Golden Gate University tops list at 10%

(Newser) - Graduation rates at US institutions of higher learning have dropped 33% since 2002, a Chronicle of Higher Education study finds, and the recession may be to blame. The Huffington Post lists the 12 colleges with the lowest graduation rates:
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco: 10%
  • Alliant International University, San Diego:
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NCAA President Myles Brand, 67, Dies of Cancer

Philosophy professor led sports powerhouse after firing Bob Knight at Indiana U.

(Newser) - Myles Brand, the first academic in 50 years to head the National Collegiate Athletic Association and perhaps best known as the man who, as president of Indiana University, fired legendary basketball coach Bob Knight, died today of pancreatic cancer; he was 67, the New York Times reports. The former philosophy... More »

Pill May Slash Body Weight By a Quarter

Combination of hormones has a potent effect on mice

(Newser) - A drug that cut the body weight of mice by 25% is raising hopes for humans, the Daily Telegraph reports. The rodents lost 42% of their fat mass after a week, with even more powerful effects seen over a month. The pill combines hormones that have been found to weaken... More »

To Predict Flu, Follow the Money

Looking at how bills travel lets researchers predict shape of epidemic

(Newser) - Scientific research requires funding, but in the case of the Northwestern University team modeling the spread of swine flu in the near future, actual dollar bills are an important element of their analysis. The team has used information from a website that tracks the movement of money to predict how... More »

MBA Programs Face Their Role in Financial Crisis

(Newser) - Executives have taken a lot of blame for the financial crisis, whether for focusing on short-term gains in stock price or placing too much faith in ultra-complex financial instruments, writes Bradford Plumer for the New Republic. But what about the business schools that taught them to manage that way in... More »

Law School Rankings May Be Revised to Stop 'Gaming'

Schools hide weaker students to boost stats

(Newser) - Some US law schools have been caught manipulating programs to climb college rankings in US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal reports. Institutions boost their performance statistics by channeling first-year students with lower test scores and grades into part-time programs that aren't considered in the rankings. The magazine... More »

Beyond Race? Politics Beyond Sensitive, More Like It

'Perceiving insult' hurts discourse at all levels

(Newser) - The story of an indicted Indiana student janitor underlines "super-heated capacities for perceiving insult" that color race issues in America—issues playing out in the presidential contest, too, Dorothy Rabinowitz writes in the Wall Street Journal. "Its presence is evident in this election campaign," she writes, "... More »

Teen Dies in Quarry Jump Rite

65-foot plunge was made famous in 1979 film

(Newser) - A teenage rite of passage made popular in a movie claimed a life yesterday when an 18-year-old high school graduate plunged 65 feet to his death into an Indiana quarry pool, ABC reports. The plunge was featured in the 1979 coming-of-age movie Breaking Away and is routinely copied by local... More »

Best Undergrad Biz Schools

Wharton keeps the top spot for undergraduate business education

(Newser) - The financial world may be on its ear, but undergraduate business schools are booming as increasing numbers of quality high school grads drive up standards and B-school grads command more on the employment market. Here are the 10 best, as ranked by Business Week:
  1. Pennsylvania (Wharton): Can be too competitive.
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Blood Test Aims to ID Bipolar Moods

Could be used to diagnose disorder, though ethical issues abound

(Newser) - Researchers at Indiana University have developed a blood test that uses genetic markers to identify a patient's mood state, a discovery that could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Widespread tests are still at least 5 years away, but already many are concerned that results would be... More »

Coach Puts IU's Basketball Team in Jeopardy

NCAA infractions on top of past violations may spell serious trouble for Sampson

(Newser) - The future of Indiana University's basketball team could be at stake this spring, as coach Kelvin Sampson's alleged infractions of NCAA rules may be catching up with him. The NCAA alleges that the coach, who left Oklahoma after four violations, kept making recruiting calls despite being ordered not to. Sampson... 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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