This week in college news? Well, aside from the Gordon Gee scandal, Cambridge got a little risque, the Scripps Spelling Bee is in the middle of a controversy, and so much more. It’s our job to inform you of the goings on at college (the news is the news, no matter how good, bad, or strange!) and keep you in the loop, so we rounded up the most interesting college news stories this week for you. Want to stay in the know? Then check out this week’s college current events roundup!
- Students Stunned: What would you do if you were at a prestigious college taking a law exam that could affect your future, and all of a sudden, you found yourself reading a test question about blow jobs, sexual assault, and pubic hair waxing? You’d probably either laugh (figuring it was a prank), get really uncomfortable, or just sit there completely dumbfounded, right? Right. That’s what happened at Cambridge, and we honestly don’t even know what to say about it. Weird.
- Lost in Translation: The winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee technically spelled his winning word, “Knaidel” correctly according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (the official dictionary used by the competition) so why is everyone questioning the validity of it? Because the word, which is originally Yiddish, isn’t spelled that way in its native tongue. So does it count? Hmm…
- Change For The Better: After a year full of controversy surrounding sexual assault on college campuses, change may finally be happening. At the very least, colleges are re-examining their sexual assault policies. That has to be a good sign, right?
- Frat Problems: Virginia Tech’s (former) frat Sigma Epsilon may have lost their charter due to an over-abundance of student conduct issues, but we have a feeling their charter isn’t the worst of it, considering they lost their shiny, brand new, $5 million frat house in the process. Whoopsies!
- Republican Report: The College Republican National Committee recently released a report that shows that college students don’t seem to support Republicans as often as they support the Democratic party. According to the report, young people are much more liberal (as proven by the 60% of young people who voted for Obama in 2012) especially on issues such as taxes, immigration, health care, and more.