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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
- Former press secretaries Dee Dee Myers and Ari Fleischer offered their advice to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Thursday night. Story features audio interviews with both Myers and Fleischer conducted by Eagle staff member Howie Perlman.
- American University’s website is stuck in the past says columnist.
- Members of the AU Queers and Allies group “are looking forward to picking up new insights and ideas about how to advocate for change on AU’s campus,” says an article about a conference they attended.
Catholic University—The Tower, CUA Tower Blogs
- D.C. Department of Health confirms that illness affecting growing number of students is Norovirus.
- Architecture students are designing a new transportation hub on H Street. From the Tower: “The denizens of the traditionally depressed H Street corridor could see relief in the shape of a new transportation hub which could bring jobs and jump-start its local economy.”
- Franny Murray, Catholic U.’s equipment manager of 62 years, was honored on Saturday with the dedication of the basketball court in his name. Features video from the Tower and ABC7.
Georgetown University—The Hoya, Vox Populi
- “Local boy makes good” story – New Illinois Gov. is Georgetown graduate, former Hoya sports editor.
- Georgetown does a poor job disseminating info, says one columnist.
- It’s funny because it’s true – Georgetown professor analyzes satirical media like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Onion.
- Vox Populi creates its own map of crime on Georgetown’s campus. Also: trial version of Windows 7 is banned from campus. The Hoya may seek complete independence from the University.
George Washington University—The Hatchet, GW Hatchet Blogs, GWblogspot
- A GW University Police Department supervisor who served for nearly 30 years died in his Maryland home. From the Hatchet: “Anthony Sligh, 53, joined UPD when he was 25 years old and spent almost every night of his adult life working the midnight shift for the department.”
- One student gives College Democrats a bad name by taking and defacing crosses used in an anti-abortion protest. From the Hatchet: “Members of the College Republicans found the crosses on Monday evening scattered around the office they share with the College Democrats. One was pinned upside down on a bulletin board and draped with a condom. Another featured a depiction of Jesus on the cross along with the words ‘pwned’ and ‘lol,’ and others were emblazoned with ‘Darwin,’ ‘Take a condom’ and ‘Amelia West,’ the vice president of the CDs.” The photos were posted on a conservative website.
- Freshman has caught an average of one mouse per week in dorm room. From The Hatchet: “A college campus in an urban area makes Foggy Bottom a perfect place for rodents to call home, said Stewart Harper, chief executive officer of Atek Pest Management.”
- GWU pulled all peanutbutter products and held a vigil for a slain homeless man.
- Grad student applications are up 7 percent over this time last year.
- Luke Russert hosted a panel on new media and the election.
- GW student regretting keeping $7,000 cash in his room about now.
- The University also settled one sexual harrassment lawsuit and got hit with a rape policy lawsuit.
- Over at GWblogspot.com, complains that she had to “shell out almost three grand” to get credift for an unpaid internship.
Howard University—The Hilltop
- University administrators are searching for someone to replace the vice president of student affairs, who left his position in December.
- Political Science chairman named.
- Howard students in the School of Communications participate in Legacy Day entrepreneurship challenge and compete for monetary prizes to put towards their dreams.
- New textbook rental company Chegg is Netflix for textbooks. From the Hilltop: “Chegg Textbook Rental is the new wave rippling through college campuses. It boasts a catalogue of a million books.”
University of Maryland—The Diamondback
- “Former employees and patrons of the College Perk coffeehouse blame owner Chris Gordon for the continual delays in its reopening, citing his lack of organization and his cavalier attitude toward city rules and regulations.”
- Last week’s snow delay article features video of UMD students fooling around.
Did we miss something? Think your University blog or news site should be on our radar? Leave links and tips in the comments box!