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12-Year-Old to Enter College—as a Junior

Tanishq Abraham gets accepted by two universities

(Newser) - Tanishq Abraham just got accepted by two California universities—not bad for a 12-year-old. The Sacramento boy, who graduated from high school at age 10 and received three associate's degrees from a community college last year, says he still hasn't decided which university to accept, NBC News reports.... More »

Police Confiscate 4-Foot, 2-Pound Joint

It just slightly exceeded California's one-ounce medical pot limit

(Newser) - No, we didn't write that headline while stoned. California police actually did confiscate a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times . As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police... More »

Across US, Students Decry Budget Woes

Calif. rallies draw thousands; violence mars Wis. protest

(Newser) - Thousands of students, from university down to elementary-school level, are rallying today across the US to protest the ever-more-dismal state of education funding. California demonstrators, who also included faculty and parents, have been most visible, and mainly peaceful, though a car windshield was smashed during the gathering at the University... More »

Santa Cruz Seeks Deadhead Archivist

UC offers $70K for job made in hippie heaven

(Newser) - Far out. The University of Santa Cruz is seeking an archivist to help handle its horde of Grateful Dead material—for a very un-hippie-like $70,000 salary, plus benefits. The school is seeking a "creative" professional with a master's degree, and preferably "expert knowledge" of the "history... 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 »

UCSC Tree-Sitters Hold Their Perches

Protesters refuse to budge, despite truce with UC Berkeley

(Newser) - UC Berkeley’s tree-sitters may have surrendered their perches earlier this week, but demonstrators at UC Santa Cruz are not ready to give up their redwood-saving fight. The activists, nearing the 1-year anniversary of their protest, suspect the university will cut down trees before classes begin in two weeks, but... More »

Nation's Most Ridiculous College Mascots

Fuzzy aesthetics gone awry, coming to a field near you this weekend

(Newser) - Granted, managing to create a college mascot whose gigantic foam appendages perfectly straddle the line between ridiculous and comically appropriate is no easy task. That said, the folks at Radar magazine didn't have to dig too deep to discover a batch who utterly obliterate the line. The worst offenders:
  • Evergreen
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Firebombed Researcher Fears Animal-Rights Activists

UC Santa Cruz biologist speaks out after weekend firebombing of home

(Newser) - A university researcher says he fears for his family’s safety after a weekend firebomb attack, the San Jose Mercury News reports. David Feldheim, who does neuroscience research on mice at the University of California Santa Cruz, was slightly injured. He said he expects a continuining threat from animal-rights activists—... More »

Dead Archives Head to UC Santa Cruz

Collection valued at millions fits with crunchy campus' 'community spirit'

(Newser) - The thousands of pieces that make up the Grateful Dead archive are truckin’ to a new home at UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The materials—worth millions and ranging from the band’s first record contract to life-size skeletons of members—currently occupy 2,000 square feet... More »

Animal-Rights Violence Has Schools Turning to Courts

Battle pits free-speech rights against safety

(Newser) - In recent months, animal-rights activists have strapped a firebomb under a UCLA professor’s car and flooded another’s home in a campaign to intimidate the school into ending experiments on primates. A judge has issued several restraining orders as the university tries to protect researchers, Newsweek reports, while protesters... More »

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