The Paper Trail


February 2009


More Schools End Russell Contract

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In addition to Wisconsin, Georgetown, Rutgers, Miami, and Houston, several more schools have dropped their Russell Athletic contracts following allegations that the company closed a factory in Honduras after unionizing efforts took place.

The schools:

Cornell University

Harvard University
Penn State ...

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Cornell University
Harvard University
Penn State University
Purdue University
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Washington
activism

Students Nationwide Begin to Protest Cuts

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University budget cuts are a fact of life these days, but it hasn't stopped students from protesting them. A round-up of highlights:

Twenty-five people at the University of Minnesota attended a protest organized by the Socialist Alternative group Wednesday. Holding signs that read, "Education is a ...

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Nonstory of the Year: Berkeley Tree-Sitters, Again

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Perhaps I should have excluded this story because it was last year's top nonstory also, but the 21-month epic treehouse campout at UC-Berkeley came to an end this September, a milestone that won the nonstory category with 40.32 percent of the vote. The school is just starting to get into the thick ...

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Newsmaker of the Year: Tom Friedman

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Proving the credibility of this contest, Tom Friedman getting pied in the face at Brown was 57 percentage points more awesome than the election of the first black president of the United States. And here I thought this category was a gimme. Clearly, I underestimated the reaction people had to Tom ...

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colleges
media

Trouble for Big Ten Endowments

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If I had infinite amounts of time, I would aggregate endowment info from several college conferences and make pretty graphs (after the jump). Luckily the Penn Staters from Onward State did it for me, at least for the Big Ten.

What we see here is that Northwestern and Michigan both have huge ...

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colleges

California Universities Commit to More Transfer Students

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The University of California and California State University systems announced a commitment to bring more transfer students from community colleges into four-year universities, the Daily Californian reports.

The partnership hopes to streamline the transfer process and plans to identify and meet ...

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California
college admissions
California State University
University of California
colleges
transfer students

Juicy Campus Will Be Shut Down

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The sour economy has now done what student governments and university administrations have never been able to fully do: Kill Juicy Campus, the much-maligned college gossip site. The Georgetown Voice is the first on the scene, but I'm sure many more students and college newspapers will display ...

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students
internet
colleges
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