City Desk

College Rag Wrap Up for Feb. 9

Darrow Montgomery / City Paper

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

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,

George Washington University—The Hatchet, GW Hatchet Blogs, GWblogspot

Howard University—The Hilltop

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 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!

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