Another "while I was out" roundup:
New York University will make SAT and ACT scores optional for applicants, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. The school is not going "test optional" but will instead offer students more options to report various test scores like Advanced Placement exams and SAT subject tests.
The coach and some players of the Quinnipiac volleyball team have filed a federal lawsuit against the university over its decision to end its volleyball program. The suit charges that the school didn't provide equal opportunity for female students under Title IX, the Quinnipiac Chronicle reports.
All three University of Michigan campuses will go smoke free by 2011, the Michigan Daily reports.
Ohio State University has finalized its decision to convert its quarterly academic calendar to a semester system, the Lantern reports. One version of the new system placed exams on Saturdays, but after much student complaint, that option was pulled from consideration. The switch would occur no sooner than fall 2012.
Central Michigan Life reports there has been a 27.5 percent increase in the number of full-time adjunct (or temporary) faculty at Central Michigan University since 2003. What kind of negative effect does this have on students? Read the five-part series: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
An administrative error at Johns Hopkins University has accidentally canceled next year's fall break, the News-Letter writes.
The Princeton student government OK'd the plan to donate its entire $60,000 social budget to the school's Annual Giving fund, a portion of which goes to financial aid, the Daily Princetonian reports. "This referendum is a chance to demonstrate that we as a student body are deeply concerned with the economic situation and that we are ready to do our part," the student body president said. The referendum to donate will now go to a student vote.
Lastly, it was inevitable: Collegiate Snuggies.