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Abramson: I'm Keeping My Times Tattoo

Ousted editor speaks at Wake Forest commencement

(Newser) - Now that she's out at the New York Times, will Jill Abramson remove the tattooed logo of its "T" from her back? "Not a chance," she told students during a Wake Forest University commencement speech, which, Politico notes, was her first public appearance since her firing... More »

Searchers Play Baby Monkey Calls to Lure Macaque

Research monkey is missing in North Carolina

(Newser) - Searchers trying to find an 8-pound monkey that escaped more than a week ago in North Carolina are playing sounds of a baby monkey to try to recapture it. The macaque escaped from the Wake Forest University Primate Center. Searchers have set up humane traps and are playing baby monkey... More »

Wake Forest Baseball Coach Donates Kidney to Player

Relatives weren't a match, so coach steps in

(Newser) - Here's the perfect antidote to reading about celebs on the ropes: The baseball coach at Wake Forest has donated a kidney to a player on his team, reports AP . Tom Walter, 42, did so when 19-year-old Keith Jordan developed a rare autoimmune disorder and nobody in his family proved to... More »

Tiger's Niece Has Golf World Looking Out

At 18, Cheyenne Woods rises through the college ranks

(Newser) - On the golf course, Cheyenne Woods has two big advantages, both related to her family: Her grandfather started teaching her to play before she entered kindergarten, and she bears an uncanny resemblance to her uncle Tiger. Talk about mind games. But her goal is "just make a name for... More »

Energy Drinks + Alcohol = Dangerous Cocktail

Study finds students at dramatically higher risk after drinking both beverages

(Newser) - College students downing Red Bull and vodka—or any other energy drink-alcohol combo—are at least twice as likely to be injured, ride with a drunk driver, or be involved in a sexual assault as those drinking regular cocktails. The stimulant/depressant mixture prevents students from recognizing intoxication in themselves or... 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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'Brutal' Job Blasted in Coach's Death

Too much pressure in college hoops, columnist says

(Newser) - The recent death of Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser has triggered severe criticism about grueling demands placed on NCAA skippers. ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski speculates that the "brutal recruiting month" of July is to blame for tragedies like Prosser's heart attack and another Div I coach's seizure—and calls... More »

Wake Forest Hoops Coach Dead at 56

Prosser steered Demon Deacons to unprecedented heights

(Newser) - Wake Forest basketball coach Skip Prosser, who led the Demon Deacons to their only top national ranking, died in his office yesterday after apparently suffering a heart attack. The 56-year-old collapsed and couldn't be resuscitated, the News and Observer reports. Praise flowed for the witty, literate Prosser, beloved for his... More »

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