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Using Extra Protection

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"Safer Sex Night" at Oberlin College has garnered a reputation for debauchery, but organizers are trying to tone it down and promote education.

Are Today's Grads Unprofessional?

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Today’s college graduates do not exhibit as much professionalism as their employers expect of them, according to a new study from York College of Pennsylvania.

MLAde Is Back -- Now on Twitter

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Now annual parody of Modern Language Association -- like the group itself -- switches formats and focuses on job woes.

Fowl Play at Reed College

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A student-led course on how to properly slaughter, clean and dress a chicken goes awry.

Cornell Law: Lady Gaga or Gone Gaga?

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Why is a somewhat pathetic fictional character among the distinguished lawyers honored on its Web site?

Free Furlough Yoga

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Inner peace is a little harder to come by than usual these days, given the economic collapse and all. That's true even in California, where the state's political and budget troubles have compelled major cutbacks at public colleges and universities and turned up the stress levels on campuses in what is arguably the country's most Zen state.

The Stink at MIT

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The stench at one popular Massachusetts Institute of Technology study spot has gotten so out of hand that student leaders have taken action to combat it.

Taking on 'Habits That Suck'

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Instead of relying on a stuffy code of conduct to police its students – like Hinds Community College officials who received flak last week for punishing a student who cursed at a professor – officials at Onondaga Community College hope students will be able to keep their smoking, swearing, spitting, parking rage and littering in check with the help of good old-fashioned peer pressure.

Introducing Glenn Beck University

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Glenn Beck, the controversial broadcaster, has decided to introduce his own education service: Beck University.

Spring Break 2011: Los Alamos?

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Feeling uninspired by your vacation options this spring break? A new book offers some off-the-beaten-path ideas for the vacationing scientist -- and the part-time science buff.

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