College news this past week was interesting, to say the least. Everything from strange diseases to insulting parties and schools helping to pay off loans (seriously!!!) happened this week. It’s our job to inform you of the goings on at college (the news is the news, no matter how strange!) and keep you in the loop. Want to stay in the know? Then check out this week’s college current events roundup!
- Getting A Loan Great: Nothing is more exciting to future broke college students than finding out that your college is going to help you repay your inevitable student debt, right? We’re not kidding! Spring Arbor University is beginning a program that will help future students repay their loans, even if they are struggling with the job market. Bravo!
- Typhoid Mary v2.0: Purdue University may have a pretty big problem to deal with. History students learning about Typhoid Mary are now learning that history repeats itself! A cafeteria worker at the school was diagnosed with typhoid fever. Prospective applicants and current students, beware.
- Just Kidding: Given this ridiculous economy, hearing that you got a full ride from a school is pretty exciting, right? Well, only if it’s actually legitimate. Apparently a clerical error led to several Utah Valley University applicants being offered full scholarships, when in fact, that was not the case. Yikes!
- Racist Rager Remorse: By now you’ve probably heard about the “racist rager” that Duke fraternity Kappa Sigma held last weekend, right? We’re not really sure what led them to think that an “Asian” themed party was a good idea (complete with very rude stereotyping garb) but the group was suspended. (And we have heard that they’re very sorry…)
- Going Grammy: In case you were too busy tuning in to Girls last night to watch the Grammys, we figured we’d best include the list of all the winners for you (that’s news, right?) Some spoilers: Song of the Year went to “We Are Young” by fun. (Surprise, surprise – it’s like every college kid’s anthem!) and Record of the Year went to Gotye Feat. Kimbra for “Somebody I Used To Know” (we have been so over this song for a long time now though!)
- Feminist-Friendly: Her Campus has put together a list of the 8 most feminist universities (well, the 8 that do a lot to support women’s rights) Number one on their list? Mount Holyoke College, followed by Wellesley College, Chatham University, Smith College, and more.