Humor/whimsy

Fight on for Ol' Ki Yi

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With March Madness here, dozens of pep bands are preparing to trumpet their colleges' fight songs in arenas across the country.

You can hear the lyrics and tunes on television throughout the tournament. But here's a look at some of the songs you won't hear, because the University of Southern California is the only one of the following institutions that made the Big Dance.

Academic Oscar Predictions

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Our panel of scholarly experts offers insights into the competition -- and lessons for students from this year's contenders.

When the Admissions Craze is Too Crazy

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New novel satirizes the college admissions crunch.

Offensive Phrase Strikes Again

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Student radio hosts at Roger Williams suspended from station for using line that took down Don Imus.

Stanford ... Without Tests and Tuition

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University investigates two cases in which people claimed to be part of the institution but were not.

How This Year's Frosh Will Make You Feel Older

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The class of 2011 is arriving at campuses all over -- and inspiring plenty of professors to wonder why the new students seem younger every year. For a decade, Beloit College has been helping out with its annual Mindset List of gentle reminders of what new students grew up with and what they never experienced.

The Stuff Factor

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Students, increasingly the target of retail marketing, are bringing more to their dorms.

Forget Friending -- Roommate Me

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For the first time, incoming students at San Francisco State U. can select who they want to live with by searching online profiles.

YouTube Studies

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Pitzer College class is both dedicated to and cataloged on the video-sharing Web site.

Sign of the Times?

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Poster reading "$160,000" (and more) that appeared on several buildings at Brown is one student's commentary on campus life.

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