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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.

On YouTube, No Enrollment Caps

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University of California at Berkeley expands the public reach of its courses in a new video portal with complete lectures, ready to be streamed.

How to Deal ... With Life

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Vice is alive and well in the dorm. Now a group originating at Harvard Law School seeks to bring it into the teaching realm. Is poker a winning academic bet?

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