The Paper Trail


November 2006


University and Eating Clubs Broker Historic Deal

Princeton University has pushed aside decades of mistrust to enter a deal with its eating clubs, which have long been the de facto dining halls for upperclassmen. The deal aims to make the clubs more financially accessible to all students by providing those who can't afford membership with ...

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Time Capsule Finally Uncovered at U. of Utah

It took seven months, one density-measuring machine, and two radar technicians, but the University of Utah has finally recovered a time capsule buried inside a student union building almost 50 years ago. Technicians measured the density of red bricks around the union's fireplace until they found a ...

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Students Create Tech-Free Zone

A group of Western Kentucky University students protested technology this week, creating "portals" inside of which cell phone conversation and iPod listening were discouraged. The group, which calls itself "Students Opposing Silence," argues that technologies like these have isolated students. One ...

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N.C. State Posts Landmark Victory in Capital Campaign

North Carolina State could become "the land-grant university that everyone compares themselves to," Chancellor James L. Oblinger said Friday, announcing that the school's capital campaign had reached its target goal of $1 billion. That makes the school a member of a group of about 50 universities ...

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Trail Mix

  • One student died and three others were in critical condition after a fire struck a Nebraska Wesleyan University fraternity house this weekend, the Daily Nebraskan reports.
  • The UCLA student who says he was Tasered by police last week plans to file a lawsuit, the Daily Bruin reports.
  • Casual sex is ...
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    UCLA Students to Protest Tasers Today

    UCLA students plan to hold a protest today in response to university police officers' repeated use of a Taser gun against a student Tuesday, Inside Higher Ed reports, linking to this Facebook announcement of the march. Police hit Mostafa Tabatabainejad four times with a Taser after he failed to ...

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    MIT Hacker Enters 1,000 Votes for Taco Bell

    MIT's dining services recently asked students what kind of food they wanted in their dining hall. "At the close of the survey, over half of the votes were for...Taco Bell," the Tech reports. But perhaps remembering an incident last year where a single individual voted multiple times for Chik-Fil-A,

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