Osteogenesis Imperfecta Limping Across the Campus Green

Osteogenesis Imperfecta is the medical term for “brittle bone” disease — and every class I teach begins with a story of a former student of mine who was always on time for my classes — and who never once complained about the deformation in her legs and her arms and her spine that caused her to walk, stooped, over two wooden canes as she shuffled her way across campus with a massive backpack of books strapped to her tiny torso.

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At Brandeis, Art is the First Casualty

In a stunning and incomprehensible move, Brandeis University is selling 6,000 pieces of art and closing its art museum because of bad institutional budget management:

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Juicy Campus Goes Toes Up

We are thrilled to learn the awful Juicy Campus site is dead and gone.

In its short life, the site generated controversy (and garnered a lot of
media attention) over the content of student posts, which were often
over-the-top, anonymous, and malicious. Some universities blocked the
site from their networks due to concerns about student safety. The New
Jersey Attorney General investigated the site last year over concerns
about fraud. Even many students were repulsed by the site — the
student government at Pepperdine University in California requested
that the site be blocked, though the university had taken no action.
And now there is no need.

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Lowering the Drinking Age to 18

There is a move afoot on some university campuses to lower the legal drinking age to 18 from 21.  We
fully support the effort — when we were in college the age to drink
was 18 — and having that legal limit sit at 21 now only indicates a
failed intention and false effort to curb college drinking.

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Campus Life Lessons

by Malaika Booker-Wright

Going away to college was an unforgettable experience. In fact, it played a major role in shaping me into the woman I am today.

I didn’t know anyone when I got to North Carolina in June of 1991. I guess being friendly helped me to get as many friends as I did. Let’s see. There was Latisha, Natasha, Tanika, Shalinda, and Melina; five beautiful Virginians. Latisha, Natasha, and Tanika were best friends in high school. Shalinda and Melina had been enemies until they became roommates in college.

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