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Today's College Freshmen Study Harder

... If their high school habits are any guide

(Newser) - This year's batch of college freshmen worked harder in high school than other recent classes, taking tougher courses, spending more time on homework, and taking more notes, a study suggests. The ranks of drinkers and partiers shrunk, while fewer kids reported arriving late to class in the annual survey.... More »

Class of 2015 Could Have Been Fathered by Ferris

And more fun facts from the Beloit College Mindset List

(Newser) - If you want to feel old, just take a look at the annual Beloit College Mindset List , meant to get inside the heads of each year’s incoming college freshmen. For example, this year’s list points out that the class of 2015, born in 1993, has never not had... More »

10 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On

Class of 2010 is full of characters

(Newser) - There will be plenty of fresh faces in Washington today. But which ones matter most? The Washington Post selects 10 freshman legislators to keep an eye on:
  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH: One of Sarah Palin's "mama grizzlies," Ayotte defeated a Tea Partier to become the only woman elected
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New Lawmakers to Slumber on Hill

Office will double as bedroom for some frugal freshmen

(Newser) - As they start their lives in Washington, the 94 incoming members of the House of Representatives need places to live—and about 15% are considering simply using their offices. The move puts their disdain for Washington, and for spending, on display. “It's the ultimate I'm-not-a-professional-politician statement,” write Michael... More »

Class of 2014 Doesn't Know Cursive, and Other Facts

But they do know Fergie ... the singer, right?

(Newser) - US News & World Report is ready to shock us all with its Best Colleges 2011 ranking, which places Harvard smack dab on top. Again. But—news alert!—Princeton has tumbled from tying the venerable Crimson to No. 2. That list, which you can see here , doesn't wow us... More »

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