Saturday, December 30, 2006
Ten ways a university near you was irresponsible with your personal information.
I first came across this article via Tel-Chai Nation about a gay Boise State University that beat himself with a stick. Tel-Chai also provides a link to BSU's Nasty November with this memorable quote: "I wasn't surprised to hear that an attack occurred, even if it didn't actually occur," said Woody Howard, chairman of Boise State's Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (BGLAD) club. "This situation has gotten out of hand, and there is a hostile environment being created for everybody." Other groups, such as Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), are also involved in the campus conflict. Faked attacks, name calling, antagonistic literature, and administrative study all on one campus!
Perhaps students, and certainly others, have little idea of the pressures put on non-tenured faculty. Jane provides insight into faculty issues. The post that got my attention is Overwhelmed? Frazzled? Or normal? You decide.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Experience college life by Youtube!
If Bad Cop News is not enough for you, try More Bad Cop News! These pages are billed as "Incredibly Stupid Things Police And Officials Do To Themselves And Others…"
College students are great targets for ID thieves, so lock up your financial records and buy a paper shredder - and don't trust the roommate's buddies!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
The Brandon Show comes to us weekly from SUNY-Potsdam.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Not only do the ABCNews picked college freshman estimate that 45% of freshman have drinking problems, but weed, smoke, spliff, pot, or muggle is really, really easy to get on campus.
Stripped is the most evil film online.
It's not about sex, of course, but friendship. And, if it was about sex, nothing could be done about it anyway...
Monday, December 25, 2006
Jessica Gold Haralson blogs about "sex, politics and other ivy league miscellany." Some really interesting articles.
Friday, December 15, 2006
The excuse given by (now former) college athlets for a robbery spree of hotels, check cashers, and small businesses? Peer pressure and $200 pot habit - that's per day, BTW. Now their careers in criminal justice and Olympic swimming are ruined!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Jo(e)'s lists all the things learned in college this semester. They include: "Fall asleep in Calculus and the teacher will kick you," "Hydrochloric acid can burn a hole in your shirt," and "The TA can be the nicest person in the world, but when it comes to grading, you will hate him with all your passion."
The Duke lacrosse team's gang-rape accuser's butt swabs have found multiple sperm donors to the brown eye, and none of the DNA matches a lacrosse player.
Three students at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, have been evicted city inspectors discovered the following: A sewer in the basement, an improperly vented hot water heater, and no smoke alarms. The garbage on the floor included clam shells and egg shells.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
CollegeHumor has fun for all! They claim to have a ton of funny crap that entertains millions of visitors per month.
Is a collection of blogs written by students of all ages provided by StudentNow.
In late March 2007, I'll be blogging about these guys missing the hotel swimming pool when diving from the 7th floor balcony while drunk.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Mad Melancholic Feminista has several interesting posts about her perception, as a faculty member, of student behavior. This post delves into the ethics of being Facebook Friends with former students. Another post, That Strange Species of Student Email Behavior, discusses how some faculty view student email: "the inappropriate tone that students often take when constructing a late night email," "the anger is the result of feeling like students are intruding on my non-work time," and "they use email to avoid having a real, face to face, conversation with you." Aspazia even discusses one fragile faculty ego that has instituted a "no email policy." The policy resulted in students showing "up in her office and she got back her precious time. But, more importantly, she stopped being so angry at her students." How does one say "poor baby" with an emoticon?
Monday, December 11, 2006
Douglas Gilbertson, assistant criminology professor at St. Cloud State University, is compiling evidence that a serial killer is hunting students in Midwest bars. According to a more detailed article Criminologist looks for link in student deaths the deaths take place on dark nights just off I-94. Oh, and the profile? "white or Asian men in their early 20s, generally around 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds and athletic, with good grades. No victims were women."
A freshman at Limestone College in South Carolina is dead from an alcohol overdose. A law enforcement officer says, "Men were required to bring a bottle of liquor to attend." The father of the young alcohol victim warns, "Please, please, learn from this, I beg you." As the finals and the holidays approach, it's a warning worth heeding.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
For cash or booze one could get a grade changed by a computer-savvy instructor at LaGuardia Community College. What! No requests for sex?
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
David Hawpe updates the circumstances related to the previous post UNC Frat Steals 10,000 newspapers. Who would have thought that there have been 14 reported thefts of college rags this year?! Hawpe explains why.
A view from the top of a community college. Priceless!
Students at Drake University obviously didn't pay attention to events at Nebraska Wesleyan University where fraternity members told authorities fireworks were set off in or around the fraternity house shortly before a student died and others were injured on November 17th. These Drake Dummies did $50,000 damage, but they'll live.
Monday, December 04, 2006
At Columbia Journalism School, their $60,000 degrees are being devalued because of a cheating scandle. One students says, " The more you guys write about it, the more the value of our $60,000 degree goes down the drain." One would think the ethics instructor that put the online, open-book, take-home final would know better. Others argue it's a non-story - how does one cheat on a take-home test? According to Test-takers finding new ways to cheat 70% of all students admit to some level of cheating. Perhaps the guy that completed the test in 32 minutes had some help.
What does a frat do with 10,000 college rags? Build a paper mache float? The stunt will cost the frat green paper to avoid criminal charges.
It's what $33,000 in tuition gets a student at Columbia U! Sex in the library, naked parties, and, well, more sex.