The Paper Trail


December 2006


And Now for Some Rankings!

Like any good college student, Paper Trail is spending this holiday season paying respect to its roots. Yup, we're gonna start ranking! But this is not your parents' Best Colleges Guide. This is the Guide to the Best College Newspapers of 2006, and, unlike that other guide, we do not actually rank,

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Oxford Won't Let Outsiders Run University

Outsiders will not take positions on Oxford University's governing board, the school's vice chancellor announced yesterday, admitting defeat of a plan he hoped would help modernize the ancient university. The vice chancellor's plan would have handed over control of the university's finances to ...

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Oxford University

New College Tour Videos Inspired by MTV's Cribs

Why go on a college visit when you can watch YouTube videos instead? This is the premise of theU, which just posted its guided video tours of more than 30 college campuses for free online viewing. All you need is an E-mail address to watch girls dancing on tables, guys taking vodka shots, and ...

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Moms Love "Mom-Cam"; Students, Not So Much

A new service that lets college parents peek in on their kids' lives via surveillance cameras may be "moderately creepy," but that hasn't stopped California's University of the Redlands and Cornell, Pennsylvania State, and Towson universities from installing the live webcams around their campuses.

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No Duke Lacrosse DNA Found on Alleged Victim

New DNA evidence sheds more doubt on accusations against three former Duke athletes charged with rape, kidnapping, and sexual offense. The tests, performed by a private lab hired by the prosecution, found no DNA from any of the three players on their alleged victim, the Duke Chronicle reports. A ...

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Duke University

Harvard Group Backs Out of Religion Requirement

A Harvard group charged with remaking the curriculum has decided not to ask all students to study religion after all. Instead, the task force will recommend students take a class on "what it means to be a human being." At a faculty meeting, "only one speaker . . . lamented the [religion]

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Harvard University

Searching for Bacteria in Beer Pong

Beer pong is totally gross, a science project by two George Washington University students has concluded. The students marshaled six friends, brand-new Solo cups, and one 30-pack of beer, all in the name of science, of course. After a night of playing the game, a mix of ping-pong and tennis without ...

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George Washington University
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