College news this past week was … interesting? We saw investigations at Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill, a relationship between alcoholism and not going to college, and increased support for gay marriage. It’s our job to inform you of the goings on at college (the news is the news, no matter how bad or strange!) and keep you in the loop. Want to stay in the know? Then check out this week’s college current events roundup!
- Harvard Strips Down: Well, not exactly. More like, Harvard was stripped of its tournament titles after being caught in a cheating scandal. Yikes! The school’s wins in the quiz shows from 2009-2011 were vacated and given to the runner-ups.
- UNC Nothin’ Yet: A second federal investigation is going on at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill regarding sexual assaults that occured on campus. The investigations are to look into whether or not the school broke federal laws regarding how they handled said incidents, since allegations say that they did not properly deal with sexual assaults that occurred at the school.
- Alcoholism and College: Okay, so it’s not exactly a secret that alcohol and college kids tend to go together, right? Well, a new study shows that people who don’t go to college are more likely to develop alcoholism than those who do, despite stereotypes about college students.
- Smith Problems: Smith College got into a bit of a bind recently after rejecting a transgender student who identifies as female from the school simply because the student hadn’t had a sex change operation yet (a procedure not commonly done on people at the age of 17-18, that of a typical college applicant.)
- Being Supportive: The Pew Research center recently found that our generation is incredibly supportive of gay marriage – in fact, our support for gay marriage has gone up and hit an all time high. Impressive.
- Shooting Reported: Luckily this incident only went as far as a report. When University of Arizona officials looked into said report, they found that all was clear and a shooting had not actually occurred. We’re glad everyone is safe and sound in Tuscon!