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Missing Student Who Shut Down College Is Found Dead

Jacob Marberger died of self-inflicted gunshot

(Newser) - Jacob Marberger, the 19-year-old student who last week shuttered Washington College after his family said he'd gone missing with a firearm , has been found dead at a Pennsylvania wildlife sanctuary near where he grew up. Marberger died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports the Baltimore Sun ; his body was... More »

Missing, Possibly Armed Student Shuts Down College

Troubled sophomore not seen since taking rifle case from his parents' home

(Newser) - A Maryland college has been evacuated and students sent home early for Thanksgiving after a troubled sophomore last seen leaving his parents' home with a rifle case dropped off the grid Monday, NBC Philadelphia reports. According to WBAL , things started spiraling for Jacob Marberger, 19, early last month, when a... More »

In Cutthroat College Hoops, a Shining Act of Generosity

Gettysburg's Cory Weissman scores a special basket

(Newser) - For those having a people-are-lousy day, Frank Deford at NPR has an antidote in the tale of Gettysburg College basketball player Cory Weissman, a senior captain taking the court for senior night against Washington College. Which is all fine, except, as Deford writes, "it was, you see, the first... More »

Colleges Protest US News Ranking Survey

Glossy lobbying campaign called unseemly waste

(Newser) - Each spring, US News & World Report asks college presidents to rank the reputations of other colleges—and a dozen or more presidents protest the surveys, refusing to fill them out and encouraging others to do the same. The focus this year is not only on the survey itself, a... More »

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