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*According to the Brown Daily Herald, Brown University prefreshmen say: Summer reading is fun! (They have to read How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton.)

*A multiuniversity report says college language programs are not very good, the Michigan Daily writes. The problems: Too many nonprofessors teaching lower-level courses and too much literature taught in the upper level.

*Meat science students at Texas Tech brought home the cheddar after their carnivorous supremacy at a national meat quiz show competition, the Daily Toreador reports. —Alison Go