On a night of earnest reflection and heated debate, Hoos for Israel and Students Defending Democracy hosted a screening of the film "Obsession -- Radical Islam's War Against the West." Hoos for Israel supports the existence of an independent Israeli state.
It's a Monday morning, and you're sitting in class waiting for the lecture to begin. For 50 minutes or so, you take notes, trying to take in what the professor is saying. But while you sit typing away in that crowded lecture hall listening several times a week to that person talk about existentialism or human anatomy, have you ever wondered how the person got to be where he or she is?
Today the Class of 2011 will flood the Alderman and McCormick dormitories, bringing not only laptops and storage bins, but an unprecedented level of diversity.
A University student recently fell victim to an e-mail scam, losing several thousand dollars after being deceived by a false subletting opportunity. Second-year College student Shelina Merchant posted on Web sites such as HooHasIt.com and ongrounds.com because she was looking to sublet her apartment over the summer.
Despite student protests and a tumultuous change of leadership at Gallaudet University, the internationally known school for the deaf and hard-of-hearing recently received an improved rating of "adequate" performance from the Department of Education. The higher ranking has had a positive effect on the student body, according to Gallaudet spokesperson Mercy Coogan, who said students are "proud to be Gallaudet students." In October, Gallaudet students protested the selection of former Gallaudet Provost Jane K.
Several University organizations are working to tackle the emerging "fourth-year fifth" drinking trend this week by sponsoring awareness campaigns and offering alternative activities for fourth years. The practice involves consuming a fifth of alcohol -- approximately 17 shots of liquor -- before the season's last home football game.