Trail Mix

  • A fire at an off-campus house near Longwood University killed two people early Saturday. That's the eighteenth college-related fire death this academic year, compared with just 11 last year, Inside Higher Ed reports, citing Campus Firewatch, an electronic newsletter.
  • The University of Florida's African-American studies department is upset about budget cuts this year that at one point forced the department to cut even ink cartridges out of its budget, the Alligator reports.