The Paper Trail


August 2007


Bomb Threats Plague Iowa

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The University of Iowa yesterday received its third bomb threat in a month, the Daily Iowan reports. Other schools that have recently received threats are the University of Alaska, Middle Tennessee State, Oregon State University, Princeton University, and Carnegie Mellon University.

At Iowa, the ...

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terrorism
University of Iowa
Middle Tennessee State University
Oregon State University
Princeton
Carnegie Mellon University
Iowa
national security terrorism and the military
crime

A Tip: Stick to English. And Somali

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Columbus State Community College's attempt at friendly cultural relevance has left school officials scrambling for their foreign language dictionaries. According to a story in the BG News, Columbus State posted signs around campus that hoped to say "Welcome!" in English, French, Spanish, and ...

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Ohio

Stop Buying Magazines. Except for U.S. News, of Course

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Magazine scammers have become a plague on colleges recently, duping students at the University of Kansas and now spreading to the outskirts of North Carolina State. Raleigh police arrested seven people for allegedly posing as members of the N. C. State baseball team selling magazine subscriptions ...

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Dress For Success -- Or Drop Out of B-School

Some Illinois State University business school students are no longer allowed to dress like scrubs to go to class, the Daily Vidette reports. In an effort to normalize khaki pants, polo shirts, and pastel-colored twinsets, teachers will kick out students who do not follow the newly minted dress ...

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Illinois

Trail Mix

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*Water crises of the world, be damned. According to the Western Courier, Western Illinois University will be pumping gallons upon gallons of water onto a dusty court to prep for one of its most well-attended student events of the year: Mud Volleyball.

*Inside Higher Ed reports that researchers have ...

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Illinois

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