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  • Columbia's club ice hockey team—suspended two weeks ago after explicitly phrased recruiting posters offended administrators—will not be suspended after all. The school's athletic department decided to give another (unnamed) punishment instead, the Spectator reports.
  • At Brown, undergrads are no longer allowed to take "primary ethical responsibility" for research on human subjects, the Daily Herald reports. The university contends this is no big deal, but some worry it could make professors too afraid to take on student advisees.
  • At Boston College, a volunteer group has found a way to get more applicants than it actually has room for: appeal to vanity. The 4Boston group gives students time to help others, but it also sets aside time for them to talk among themselves—presumably about how very good they are, the Heights reports. Hey—whatever works.