College Rag Wrap Up for Feb. 9
College Rag Wrap-up: Your weekly roundup of what’s new(s) in D.C. college papers (and blogs). Each Monday, City Desk summarizes the most interesting stories from college oriented newspapers and blogs in the area. Links are compiled by City Paper intern Ryan J. Reilly, who is an editor at Catholic University’s student newspaper, the Tower.
American University—The Eagle
- The Eagle reports on professors and administrators who are using Facebook to communicate with faculty friends and sometimes students.
- AU continues to remain in good financial health despite difficult economic times, President Neil Kerwin said at an informal question-and-answer session.
Catholic University—The Tower, CUA Tower Blogs
- Two students mugged on "access road" by Metro station.
- Senior drama major won speech contest for her performance of President John F. Kennedy’s speech on civil rights and then-Senator Barack Obama’s May 18, 2008 speech addressing race in America.
Georgetown University—The Hoya, Vox Populi, Georgetown Voice
- Fraternity inductions are "a little creepy,” reports The Hoya in a first person account of the pledge process for Alpha Phi Omega.
- Georgetown cut ties with Russell Athletics after student protests following Russell’s decision to close Jerzees de Honduras, one of its factories in Honduras, when the workers attempted to form a union.
- Georgetown Voice follows a DPS officer on a six hour shift.
George Mason University – The Broadside, connect2mason.com
- George Mason seniors may be looking at grad school as an option because of the state of the economy.
George Washington University—The Hatchet, GW Hatchet Blogs, GWblogspot
- Students reported a bedbug infestation in GW's New Hall prompting the second series of fumigations in residence hall this semester. From the Hatchet: "More than the creatures themselves, however, students said they are bugged by the University's response to the problem." For more on bedbugs, see City Paper's Jan. 28 cover story.
- Hatchet misses photo opportunity: "After months of negotiations with University officials, a new theater company on campus has won the right to produce a show complete with full-frontal nudity."
- Student groups want protection for transgendered GW students. They want to alter the University's anti-discrimination policy to include transgender students, reports the Hatchet.
- Some professors want to limit laptop use in class.
Howard University—The Hilltop
- Howard University Dentistry School served as the location for eager children awaiting their first dentist appointment at the 7th annual “Give Kids a Smile” day held Friday.
- University working to set up recycling program, which has been pushed back multiple times.
University of Maryland—The Diamondback
- From the Diamondback: "For the first time in 11 years, all 10 chapters of the university's Pan-Hellenic Council, which oversees all minority fraternities and sororities, are present on the campus, each chapter representing a piece of history and culture for the university as well as the black community."
- UMD students sent disposable cameras to orphanages in Ukraine to connect the children with sponsors in the United States through their photos, reports the Diamondback. The pictures are posted on Shutters4Scholars.com and are linked to ways to give money to the children who took them.
Did we miss something? Think your University blog or news site should be on our radar? Leave links and tips in the comments box!