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We’re sorry to say that today’s news was mostly focused on the horrific shooting that occurred in Newtown, CT this afternoon. Outside of that, there were also armed robbers on a college campus in Virginia. There was also another attempted hate crime at Amherst College. To lighten the mood a little, we have a list of the best college radio stations and our new favorite Tumblr. Here’s today’s college current events roundup.

  • Tragedy in Newtown: Newtown, CT saw a huge tragedy today when a devastating shooting occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. So far, reports say that 27 people have died, 18 of whom were children between the ages of 5 and 10, and several others teachers. The gunman was 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who also killed his mother, a kindergarten teacher at the school, and himself. Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in and affected by the shooting.
  • Virginia Lockdown: In another tragic turn of events, Ferrum College in Virginia was on lockdown after two armed robberies occurred on campus last night. Two students in separate instances were threatened at gunpoint and had their wallets stolen. The lockdown ended at 6 am this morning, but the investigation is still ongoing.
  • Amherst Vandalism: Amherst officials (including president Biddy Martin and Dean of Students Charri Boykin-East) are upset with their campus after a menorah on campus was almost vandalized by students. In an email sent out to students, they said they wouldn’t stand for any intolerance against any group of people. Many students are upset about the incident – this is also not the first incident of its kind at Amherst.
  • Best College Radio: The Princeton Review has a list of the 10 best college radio stations (yep, another list!) The school that reached number one on the list? Emerson College, followed by DePauw University, Ithaca College, St. Bonaventure University, and more.
  • Your LL Bean Boyfriend: If you’re in need of a pick-me-up after hearing about the tragic news today, Your LL Bean Boyfriend is the place for a good laugh. HerCampus recently wrote about the new viral website, and we’re in love. Check it out – it’s guaranteed to make you smile!

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