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College Bans Energy Drinks

Sorry, late-night crammers

(Newser) - Claiming they can lead to dangerous sex and alcohol abuse, Middlebury College in Vermont has banned the sale of energy drinks on campus, NBC News reports. In addition to encouraging "problematic behavior," drinks such as Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy are bad for students' health, according to... More »

Sorry, Recession Won't Get You Into Harvard

Top schools see no application shortage despite economy

(Newser) - Sure, a lot of people are cash-strapped, but don’t get your hopes up that the recession will boost your shot at an Ivy League school. Harvard got a record number of applications this year—29,112, a 6% jump from last year. And pricey universities like Yale, Dartmouth, Brown,... More »

College Presidents Push to Lower Drinking Age

Drinking at 18 will reduce binging at school, they argue

(Newser) - Presidents of 100 prominent colleges are behind an effort to have the drinking age lowered, from 21 to 18, claiming that earlier experience of drinking younger will reduce students' binge drinking in college. Presidents of Duke, Dartmouth, Ohio State, Syracuse, Tufts and Colgate are among the campaign's supporters, AP reports.... More »

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