The Paper Trail


June 2007


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*A theater group at the University of Kansas will perform Pageant, featuring a bevy of guys in drag, the University Daily Kansan reports. The production is not a drag show but redundantly described by the director as a "parody of beauty pageants."

*Besides past experience in putting out fires, what ...

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Game Over for Antioch?

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Sounding more like news from the U.S. auto industry than from higher ed, Antioch College announced that its main undergraduate college would close up shop July 2008 because of dwindling enrollment and falling revenues, the Dayton Daily News reports.

At its height in the 1960s, the small, private ...

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Chief Illiniwek: Still Dead

Political correctness wins again as a county judge dismissed two lawsuits arguing that the University of Illinois overstepped its authority when it canned Chief Illiniwek, the controversial American Indian mascot the university used for 81 years, the Daily Illini writes. Perhaps hanging on a little ...

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  • The Stanford School of Medicine is banning smoking on its campus, the Stanford Daily reports. "When asked whether the new ban would extend to Stanford Hospital, [the school's dean] joked that smokers would find their way to the Hospital before long."
  • A University of Texas paper concludes that ...
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    Michigan Re-evaluates Tuition for Military Families

    The University of Michigan is reviewing its in-state tuition policies for students from military families after some bad press, reports the Michigan Daily. Joshua Guedesse was billed the full $40,000 out-of-state tuition—despite graduating from a Michigan high school and currently living in the ...

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    Iowa City Moves to Ban Underagers From Bars

    If a sobering Iowa City petition makes its way into law, those under 21 will be forced to leave bars at 10 p.m. or get hammered with a $250 fine, the Daily Iowan reports.

    The Committee for Healthy Choices proposed the 21-only petition to combat underage drinking, but critics claim the ordinance will ...

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    Gossip: Just What the Doctor (and God) Ordered

    Bad reputations aside, new research suggests that gossip is good for your health, the Daily Campus writes. Good news for one Southern Methodist University student, who gets a regular hearty dose of its social and therapeutic benefits, gossiping around four hours a day.

    And, apparently, not only is ...

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    • A Cal Poly senior runs a pole- and exotic dancing academy, where her clients range from 16 to 70 years old, the Mustang Daily writes. The older women are "a blast," she says. "The grandmas go crazy."
  • CollegeHumor listed Ball State University as the top school of cheaters, according to the Daily ...
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    Chapel Hill Mural Mystery

    In a "mean-spirited" prank, an "elusive" and unidentified man hired three homeless men to paint over a landmark muralon the side of a Chinese restaurant near the University of North Carolina, the Daily Tar Heel reports. Perhaps deciding that sea-foam green was a more apropos look for an ...

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    Ohio Law Puts Exotic Dancers in a Bind

    A new Ohio law will put a crimp in at least one Ohio University student's plans to pay for college, the Post writes. The state Senate passed a law that says exotic dancers must be at least six feet away from patrons at all times, a restriction that would prevent performers from doing private dances ...

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    *Two ways to get a Nobel Prize: 1) Toil away for decades at some perspective-changing, mind-blowing, life-altering work, or 2) steal it, as one UC-Berkeley student admits doing, according to the Daily Californian. The first will get you everlasting praise and notoriety. The second, shame and an ...

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