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We know it’s finals week and you’re probably too tired (despite mass amounts of caffeine) to pay attention to the news, and that’s where our college current events roundup comes in. Today we saw some major pot problems at University of Colorado, a tragedy at Cal State San Bernadino, bicycle safety efforts in Boston, and the list of the colleges with the best classes. We also have info on the highest paid private university presidents. Check out today’s news!

  • Pot Problems: Two students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, 21-year-old Thomas Cunningham and 19-year-old Mary Essa, are in trouble for bringing brownies laced with marijuana to class. Their professor and classmates unknowingly ate the brownies and several of them had bad reactions and were hospitalized.
  • Grad Student Killed: 38-year-old Bartholomew Williams, a grad student at California State University at San Bernadino was shot and killed by campus police during an altercation with an officer. According to the other officers, Williams was on top of an officer attacking him when they fired, concerned for their fellow officer’s safety. The incident is now under investigation.
  • Cycling Solutions: Boston University has seen several recent tragedies in which students were killed in bike accidents, most recently, the death of 23-year-old Christopher Weigl. The school is now working to prevent more tragic accidents by finding ways to improve cycling safety.
  • Best in Class: The Princeton Review has another list for us (seriously, how many more can there be?) The latest: the colleges with the best classroom experience. Number one? Swarthmore College. Also on the list: Reed College, Whitman College, Wellesley College, and the University of Richmond.
  • Presidents’ Pay: A few months ago we posted a roundup of the highest paid public college presidents. Now the Chronicle of Higher Education has released their list of the highest paid private college presidents, though the list only covers data up until 2010. Topping their list: Bob Kerrey, former president of The New School with over $3 million.

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