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Before Her Plunge, a Text: 'Something Just Happened'
'Something Just Happened'
Was Final Text. Then She Fell
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'Something Just Happened' Was Final Text. Then She Fell

Mom of Penn State sophomore Justine Gross has questions on her fatal plunge down trash chute

(Newser) - A Penn State sophomore from New Jersey died last week after police say she accidentally fell down an 11-story garbage chute, but her mom isn't so sure it was an accident. Per NJ.com , the body of Justine Gross, 19, was found on Nov. 11 by a trash hauler...

Here Are America's 10 Best Colleges
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This Is the Best College in America

MIT is No. 1, at least according to WalletHub

(Newser) - Deciding where to go to college can be a stressful time for high schoolers. For those who are determined to attend the best of the best, WalletHub tries to ease the burden by sifting through all the pros and cons of more than 1,000 higher-ed institutions. The site looked...

Prof to Teach Class on Drake, the Weeknd: 'It's Time'

Canada's Ryerson University is offering deep-dive course on Toronto-born performers

(Newser) - If you're an undergrad at the Creative School, part of Toronto's Ryerson University, there's a class on Aubrey Drake Graham and Abel Makkonen Tesfaye that may interest you. Don't recognize those names? You likely know them as Drake and the Weeknd, and if you want to...

Limbs of College Students, Staff Turn Blue After Apparent Poisoning

Police are trying to figure out how 7 were sickened at Germany's Darmstadt Technical University

(Newser) - Students and staff at a German college had a quite unpleasant dining experience this week, and now local police suspect poisoning. Cops in the state of Hesse say seven students and employees took ill Monday on the Lichtwiese campus of Darmstadt Technical University, reports the Guardian . Police suspect that milk...

Rutgers Blazes a New Path With Its COVID Mandate

Students will need to be vaccinated to attend in-person classes this fall

(Newser) - It may be a nationwide first: New Jersey's Rutgers University on Thursday announced that students will need to show proof of vaccination in order to attend in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester. Exemptions may be requested for medical or religious reasons, reports CNN . The Middlesex Daily Voice notes...

Student's Roommate: I'd Never Seen Him 'More Drunk in His Entire Life'

Bowling Green University sophomore Stone Foltz, 20, dead after apparent Pi Kappa Alpha hazing

(Newser) - A sophomore business major at Ohio's Bowling Green State University who was in critical condition for three days at ProMedica Toledo Hospital has died—an apparent result of a fraternity hazing, reports ABC News . Sean Alto, an attorney representing the family of Stone Foltz, says the 20-year-old had attended...

Military College Dorm Gets a New Resident: Its President
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President
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College President Moves Into Dorm

Col. Mark Anarumo of Norwich University worried about effects of lockdown isolation on students

(Newser) - The best military leaders aren't afraid to get in the trenches, and even though he's now a civilian, Dr. Mark C. Anarumo's old habits die hard. The 50-year-old retired Air Force colonel and father of four is the president of Norwich University, a private military college in...

Problem at Texas A&M: Test Qs Answered Too Quickly

Students suspected of using Chegg tutoring site to get answers to exams

(Newser) - Students in an online finance class at Texas A&M were starting to close out the semester when they received an email from the director of the Aggie Honor System Office. "I would like to encourage you in the strongest way to reclaim your personal integrity," read the...

'Disheartening' Stats on Foreign Students

This fall, college enrollment of new international students fell 43%; total enrollment dipped 16%

(Newser) - President Trump has taken steps to discourage foreign enrollment in American universities, and, in combination with the pandemic, that effort has succeeded: The number of international students studying in the US has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. This fall, new enrollment fell 43%, while total enrollment of international students...

At Colleges Across the Nation, 'the Experiment Is Faltering'

Lockdowns, disciplinary measures are what schools are contending with as virus numbers rise

(Newser) - College students and their parents kept their fingers crossed as higher-education institutions across the nation opened up over the past few weeks for the fall semester, hoping that school safety measures would keep COVID-19 at bay and allow students to approach some sense of academic normalcy. But, as Pilar Melendez...

Fauci Has New Warning for Colleges on COVID

Don't send students home if there's an outbreak

(Newser) - As COVID-19 outbreaks crop up at college campuses across the country, some schools are reverting to online classes and, in some cases, even sending students back home. Dr. Anthony Fauci's strongly worded advice to schools on that latter move: Don't do it, per NBC News . "It's...

Schools Debating Whether to Reveal Students' COVID Status

Boston University joins UA in not informing faculty, other students of infected students in their classes

(Newser) - University of Alabama professors aren't the only ones "terrified" of an administration directive on COVID-19 in their own classrooms. Last week, it was reported that instructors there received an email from higher-ups warning them not to reveal to the rest of the class if anyone in that class...

Prof to Student: Your Name 'Sounds Like an Insult'

Matthew Hubbard is on administrative leave at Oakland's Laney College

(Newser) - An Oakland professor is on administrative leave after urging a student to "anglicize" her name—which he said "sounds like an insult in English." Matthew Hubbard, who teaches math at Laney College, told the Vietnamese student by email to change her name, the San Francisco Chronicle reports....

Colleges Face 'Existential Threat'
Colleges Face
'Existential Threat'
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Colleges Face 'Existential Threat'

Coronavirus is huge trouble for universities large and small

(Newser) - "The math is not pretty." That's the understated assessment of a Seton Hall expert to NPR on the financial toll the coronavirus is taking on colleges and universities across the nation. And the pain isn't expected to end anytime soon as students remain home and take...

Elon Musk: Who Needs 'Annoying' College?

Tesla CEO says college is 'not for learning,' praises dropouts like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates

(Newser) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared in a "fireside chat" Monday at the Satellite 2020 space community conference, and during the Q&A portion he was asked about the accessibility of higher learning and how college could be made more affordable for students in need. Musk's answer:...

Michelle Obama's New Project Involves College Freshmen

Her new show will follow individuals' stories

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is collaborating with college students for a new show on IGTV, Instagram's app for longform videos. Media company ATTN: is producing the six-episode series, A Year of Firsts, which will follow four first-year college students from across the country. "Each of them has overcome tremendous odds...

Tenn. University Finds 'It's OK to Be White' Signs

Signs cover memorial for first African-American students at East Tennessee State University

(Newser) - East Tennessee State University is the latest college campus hit by a white supremacist campaign started by an internet group. "I am disgusted by this act," Brian Noland, university president, says in a statement cited by NBC News . That act: signs proclaiming "It's OK to be...

New Mexico Just Went 'Bold' on College

With legislative approval, tuition will be free at all state schools for everyone, regardless of income

(Newser) - A good number of US states are already on board with offering free tuition at state schools to students who financially qualify, but one state just put forward what Slate calls a "bold plan" that surpasses the others. The New York Times reports that New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan...

2020 College Rankings Are Out
2020 College Rankings Are Out

2020 College Rankings Are Out

Princeton and Williams rule their respective categories at 'US News,' again

(Newser) - US News & World Report is out with its annual, and controversial, rankings of American colleges. The magazine has various categories, but the two big ones are national universities and liberal arts colleges. Princeton takes top honors in the first category for the ninth straight year and Williams College...

8 Injured After 2 Blasts Rock College Dorm

Dormitory partially collapses after pair of explosions at University of Nevada, Reno

(Newser) - Classes were canceled Friday at the Reno campus of the University of Nevada after a pair of back-to-back blasts injured eight and left a dorm partially collapsed. Fox News reports that authorities are eyeing a mechanical failure inside Argenta Hall as a possible cause of the explosions, with some of...

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