It’s only fitting that our college current events roundup for the day be, well, all about college! Today the news saw a bomb threat at Texas A&M, sexual violence at Amherst College, and a not-so-scandalous scandal at King’s College. You may want to read up on that admissions advice if you’re applying to colleges now – and if you need help choosing, you can also take a look at the most beautiful campuses in the country. Check out today’s college current events roundup!
- A&M Bomb Threat: Texas A&M’s College Station campus was evacuated today in response to a bomb threat at 11:34 am. They have yet to release details about the threat itself but students and faculty were asked to evacuate on foot (no driving) and classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
- King’s College Scandal?: Dinesh D’Souza, president of Christian school King’s College in New York has resigned after rumors hit that he had an extramarital affair with his new fiancée before his divorce had gone through. He claims that he and his wife had been separated for 2 years and he did not have an affair. He has also decided to suspend his engagement to “avoid even the appearance of impropriety.”
- Sexism at Amherst: Amherst College’s campus is in a “heated debate” about a “sexist culture” on campus, according to students. A fraternity made and sold a very sexually offensive t-shirt that many students have taken offense to, and many female students including rape survivors, claim that sexual assault complaints on campus get swept under the rug.
- Beautiful Campuses: The Princeton Review has more lists for us! Today it’s the 10 most beautiful college campuses. Guess who topped the list? Florida Southern College, followed by Princeton, Sweet Briar College, Ole Miss, and Lewis & Clark College.
- Admissions Advice: A survey done by Kaplan Test Prep shows that around 26-27% of admissions counselors look at prospective students Facebook pages and Google results while determining whether or not to accept them. The results also show that students who post controversial things – underage drinking, plagiarism, vulgar blog posts, and illegal activities – are typically perceived negatively by admissions counselors. Prospective students, be warned!
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