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List of 10 new websites to use when searching for a college.
1. College Prowler
3. Communiversity *yea!*
4. Campus Buddy
5. Rate my Professors
6. The College Blog Network
9. The University Review
10. Your Campus360List of 10 new websites to use when searching for a college.
1. College Prowler... more
Introducing the world's first stackable, modular fridge - the 'Flatshare Fridge' by Stefan Buchberger from University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Each module is designed to be for one person in the household and should, in theory, put a stop to arguments over whose leftovers one is eating. Although, in reality, there needs to be locks on each unit in order to stop such 'Oi, that's my moldy food - give it back!' shenanigans.Introducing the world's first stackable, modular fridge - the 'Flatshare... more
Green Box: Pizza Box (College Student Movement?)
Green Box: Pizza Box Turns into Plates & Storage Unit
This nifty "green" patented invention hopes to be the alternative and eco friendly option when we're gobbing down greasy dough pies.
There's seems like a lot of room for college students to take some on campus action here...
- Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or about 350 slices per second.
- Pizza is a $30+ billion per year industry. There are approximately 69,000 pizzerias in the United States. Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year. (Source: Blumenfeld and Associates)
- Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants in the U.S., and pizza accounts for more that 10% of all foodservice sales. (Source: Food Industry News.)
- 93% of Americans eat at least one pizza per month. (Source: Bolla Wines.)
- Each man, woman and child in America eats an average of 46 slices – or 23 pounds, of pizza per year.
(thanks @tuckross for the article)Green Box: Pizza Box (College Student Movement?)
Green Box: Pizza Box Turns into... more
Experts say rising university tuitions are pushing more traditional college-age students into two-year schools, and community colleges are also aggressively recruiting athletes and international students, who often prefer or need on-campus housing.
"We do think it's a trend for more community colleges to provide residential housing for students," said Norma Kent, spokeswoman for the American Assn. of Community Colleges in Washington, D.C.
"For him, it is a major adventure," Smith said of her son, Tyler, 19. "He told me, 'Mom, I'm making memories.' "
"I adore the dorms," said Matt Carothers, 19, who grew up in the Mammoth area. "I looked at a lot of them, and most are just a closet with beds."
"I'm having more fun than I had in my whole life," Carroll said.
In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, a community college president from Illinois attacked the notion of such colleges having dorms, saying they breed pot-smoking and general folderol.
@communiversityExperts say rising university tuitions are pushing more traditional college-age... more
Protests have been held outside the Student's Union at the University of Manchester following ongoing complaints that the University newspaper "Student Direct". Earlier last year the LGBT Society managed to secure the first "gender-neutral" toilets on campus, hoping to create a space space for all women as well as transgender people. Comments and editorials in Student Direct were accused of being homophobic and transphobic as a result.
The Union's LGBT Secretary , Frankie McGough accused Susannah Birkwood, as editor of Student Direct as being ultimately responsible for what has published in the paper which has a circulation of 60,000 readers. Frankie told Queer News:
"We feel that Susannah Birkwood should therefore be held accountable for the numerous offensive, discriminatory and slanderous articles published this academic year. Susannah Birkwood, as editor of Student Direct, is ultimately responsible for what is published therein."
Watch the Queer News video report for more, including an interview with Joe from the Socialist Students Society who had been the target of personal attacks in the paper's letters page.Protests have been held outside the Student's Union at the University of... more
It's about time that a university started backing up its students when the RIAA unfairly targets one segment of the population, costing these kids thousands of dollars...
"The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed thousands of John Doe lawsuits against alleged file sharers across the United States -- and one of their favorite targets has been students at major universities.
Most universities receive an RIAA notice and then forward the notice to students accused of copyright infringement, without asking for proof of copyright infringement. But a new policy approved by the Duke University Office of Student Affairs will now force the RIAA to show evidence of copyright infringement by students on campus.
Like other universities, Duke never turned over student information without a subpoena, but university officials would reluctantly forward pre-litigation notices to students without looking into the matter itself. The university will no longer distribute pre-litigation notices unless the RIAA can prove a Duke student actually committed copyright infringement.
"What we're saying is that in order for us to pass on a settlement letter to a student, we're going to start requiring evidence that someone actually downloaded from that student," said Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs. "If the RIAA can't prove that actual illegal behavior occurred, then we're not going to comply."
See link for more...It's about time that a university started backing up its students when the RIAA... more
Erik Youngdahl and Michelle Garcia share a dorm room at Connecticut's Wesleyan University. But they say there's no funny business going on. Really. They mean it.
They have set up their beds side-by-side like Lucy and Ricky in "I Love Lucy," and avert their eyes when one of them is changing clothes.
"People are shocked to hear that it's happening and even that it's possible," said Youngdahl, a 20-year-old sophomore. But "once you actually live in it, it doesn't actually turn into a big deal."
In the prim 1950s, college dorms were off-limits to members of the opposite sex. Then came the 1970s, when male and female students started crossing paths in coed dormitories. Now, to the astonishment of some Baby Boomer parents, a growing number of colleges are going even further: coed rooms
At least two dozen schools, including Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, Clark University and the California Institute of Technology, allow some or all students to share a room with anyone they choose — including someone of the opposite sex. This spring, as students sign up for next year's room, more schools are following suit, including Stanford University.
As shocking as it sounds to some parents, some students and schools say it's not about sex.
Instead, they say the demand is mostly from heterosexual students who want to live with close friends who happen to be of the opposite sex. Some gay students who feel more comfortable rooming with someone of the opposite sex are also taking advantage of the option.
"It ultimately comes down to finding someone that you feel is compatible with you," said Jeffrey Chang, a junior at Clark in Worcester, Mass., who co-founded the National Student Genderblind Campaign, a group that is pushing for gender-neutral housing. "Students aren't doing this to make a point. They're not doing this to upset their parents. It's really for practical reasons."
After my experience with roomies in college I kind of wish we had this option. Erik Youngdahl and Michelle Garcia share a dorm room at Connecticut's Wesleyan... more
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it is not the answer but there are some tips.this is a short documentary about the stress and how to deal with stress.
it is not... more