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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...

Lindsey Graham: I'll 'Go to War' for Chick-fil-A

SC senator says he'll back chain after Notre Dame students protest possible eatery on campus

(Newser) - In May, the University of Notre Dame's dining service noted in a social media post that it may be considering adding Chick-fil-A to its on-campus options—and the hubbub that has emerged at the Indiana school since now involves a senator from South Carolina. The Hill reports that Lindsey...

Family: Student Hit by Stray Bullet Communicated His Wishes

Max Lewis was struck in the neck and paralyzed on way home from summer internship

(Newser) - "If I have to live like this, pull the plug please. Seriously." That's what the family of Max Lewis says the 20-year-old spelled out by blinking over the weekend. The family removed the University of Chicago student from life support on Sunday, just three days after he...

Cops 'Will Not Rest' Till Missing College Student Is Found

Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen at Buffalo State College in New York on April 24

(Newser) - A sophomore from the Bronx attending Buffalo State College in New York has been missing for more than a week, and authorities are now trying to get the word out nationally. Per a release from college police, Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen leaving her dorm around 11pm on April...

'Oh My God, It's Acid': College Student Attacked Outside Home

Man rushed up behind Nafiah Ikram in Long Island, hurling substance in her face

(Newser) - A Long Island college student is recovering from a horrific acid attack in front of her home that left her with severe injuries. The assault took place March 17 as Nafiah Ikram, a 21-year-old junior at Hofstra University, arrived home in Elmont after work. Ikram says she saw a man...

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...

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...

University of Michigan Students Told to Shelter in Place

Order comes amid spike in COVID cases, though athletes are exempt

(Newser) - Campus life will play out in dorm rooms over the next 14 days at the University of Michigan, which is now under a stay-at-home order. University officials announced the two-week mandate on Tuesday, saying social gatherings on campus were "the main cause of recent COVID-19 spread on campus, in...

Cop Busts Students for House Party, Makes Stunning Find

Miami University students who hosted gathering had tested positive for COVID-19

(Newser) - It's bad enough a group of college students at Ohio's Miami University hosted a house party over Labor Day weekend, despite the fact that their school has had upward of 1,100 students test positive for COVID-19 since the middle of last month. But what a local cop...

School Hit With Virus Makes 'Extreme' Move

Bradley University in Illinois quarantines all of its students for 2 weeks

(Newser) - Bradley University in Illinois has ordered every single one of its students to quarantine for two weeks after counting dozens of coronavirus cases over the past couple of weeks. The private university in Peoria—which had some 4,600 undergraduate students last year—had counted about 50 cases as of...

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...

At Alabama COVID Parties, Infection Comes with Cash

Tuscaloosa officials describe reckless behavior by college students

(Newser) - College students known to have COVID-19 have been attending parties in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as part of a bizarre game designed to infect others, according to local officials. What's worth the risk of serious illness or death? The chance at some cash, apparently. "They put money in a pot...

She Wanted to Help Make Masks. But Not Just Any Masks

College student Ashley Lawrence's virus masks have plastic strip to aid deaf, hard of hearing

(Newser) - Ashley Lawrence is a senior studying education for the deaf and hard of hearing at Eastern Kentucky University, so when the coronavirus pandemic began taking hold and Lawrence saw people start to volunteer to make masks, the 21-year-old got an idea: Why not make masks for the deaf community near...

Tennessee Students Get a Surprise During Online Class

Peyton Manning showed up

(Newser) - Peyton Manning went back to school on Thursday, surprising a University of Tennessee class assembled in an online video chat. The former Volunteers quarterback joined the remote communications class via Zoom only to be jokingly lectured by associate professor John Haas for being late, per CNN . "You know, if...

Virus 'Challenge' Includes Licking Plane's Toilet Seat, Boomer Rant

Ava Louise admits she's looking for a record deal, reality show on her 'messy life'

(Newser) - In times of a viral outbreak , why not make a viral video? That was the thought process of TikTok user Ava Louise, who once appeared on Dr. Phil's show as a rebellious teen and confessed, "I want to have purpose and meaning." The self-proclaimed Instagram influencer tried...

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...

After 3 Years in Iran, 'Another American Is Coming Home'

Princeton grad student Xiyue Wang, 38, released as part of prisoner exchange

(Newser) - "Another American is coming home." That was the early Saturday tweet from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with good news for the family of Xiyue Wang, the Chinese American graduate student who's been held prisoner in Iran for more than three years. CNN and NBC News report...

California Student Sues TikTok
California Student
Sues TikTok

California Student Sues TikTok

Class-action suit says video-sharing app has 'vacuumed up' user data, sent to China

(Newser) - In March or April of this year, Palo Alto college student Misty Hong says she downloaded the TikTok app, designed to create and share short videos. Now her complaints against the service have turned into a class-action lawsuit, alleging that TikTok has secretly taken user data and transferred it without...

'Unsanctioned' Hike Leads to Tragedy in NY Park

College student Katherine Vollmer, 20, fell off cliff in Hasbrouck Park near SUNY New Paltz

(Newser) - College students on a Monday evening hike in an upstate New York park met tragedy when one of the hikers slipped and fell 150 feet to her death. NBC News reports 20-year-old Katherine Vollmer, from Rochester, was returning with her companions to their vehicles in Hasbrouck Park in Kingston, near...

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