It’s pretty common knowledge these days that lots of students are distrustful of many media sources. It may come as no surprise, then, that more and more students are turning to YouTube.com for their news (or, at least part of it). YouTube recently gained fame as a news source when bystander video of the UCLA Taser case spread virally through the campus world. But some people are expressing concerns about student reliance upon YouTube for news.
Members from the Network of Enlightened Women at Arizona State University protested the school's presentation of the award-winning show The Vagina Monologues. Protesting in the school's quad, the students said that the play objectifies women. A student group at the University of Texas protested their school's production of The Vagina Monologues, questioning some of the issues of violence raised in the play, and also saying that the play promoted the objectification of women. Notre Dame’s students, faculty, and administrators debated the nature of the play and the tr
Twitter, the newest and quickest of the social networking sites, has proven the efficacy of online technologies in spreading information. Users sign up for an account with Twitter and can post short “Tweets” of 140 characters or less and update their profile with whatever facts they deem interesting. Users can also “follow” other accounts and even receive constant updates through text messaging. This quick-fix networking site proved invaluable during the Republican National Convention, where 1389 users p
The University of Redlands student body slashed the student newspaper’s budget by $29,000 for the semester. Association of Students President Megan MacNee decided to cut The Weekly Bulldog’s budget after sending out a survey to the 2,323 students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, which funds the newspaper. Only 120 students responded to the survey, and a week after the results came in the budget cuts were implemented by student government and administrative officials. The paper still has enough fund
A Duke University Chronicle article discusses the ban against using Wikipedia as a resource for research at a few schools, and the wider controversy surrounding the website's use in academia. The citizen-sourced, nonprofit encyclopedia was formed in 2001, and has quickly become a student favorite. While the vast majority of schools and departments have not banned referencing the online source, most professors advise against it. An article from North Carolina State University examines Conservapedia, the 2006 brainchild of 58 New Jersey home-schooled college-bound students. Th
This week Robert Faturechi, a former student reporter for UCLA’s student newspaper the Daily Bruin (now a UCLA graduate and reporter for the Seattle Times) was awarded the Thomas L. Phillips Collegiate Award this week from the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) for his piece on the influences of donations on college admission decisions. Faturechi received the award for excellence in collegiate reporting and for “demonstrating an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society,
Campuses are abuzz with the news of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) college crackdown. Students caught downloading music or other programs illegally at Ohio University will lose their Internet access and will face possible referral to judiciaries for a first offense. Ohio University was identified by the RIAA last week as being the top offender in illegal downloading among colleges and universities in the United States, with Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Tennessee and the University of South Carolina rounding out the top
A number of universities and colleges are letting their students use iPods, iPhones and iTouch as learning tools and/or ways of communication between professors and students. Some of them are even giving these products to students for free. So far, reactions have been mixed. Many people think this is productive, while others think this will be a distraction for students.
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You might think Katie Hnida had done plenty for student history and women’s rights by being the first woman to score in a Division I football game. But in 2004, Hnida made news again by accusing her former teammates at the University of Colorado of rape (along with several other women). While she is no longer a student (she graduated in 05), she is touring the campus circuit, promoting rape visibility with her new book, which chronicles her groundbreaking college years.
A journalism student at Northwestern University made a documentary about a man who claims to have been wrongfully convicted of a double murder at the age of 14. The man is currently trying to prove his innocence with DNA testing, which was not available at the time of his conviction. The film screened for the first time last week.
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