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Princeton grad Ted Cruz announces candidacy for President

Donald Trump isn't the only Ivy League grad taking a look at the White House for 2016.

Princeton undergrad and Harvard Law graduate Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President this week, becoming the first major Republican candidate to officially reveal his 2016 intentions.



'50 Shades of Grey' assault thrown out by judge

The Illinois student who was accused of sexually assaulting someone while re-enacting "50 Shades of Grey" has been cleared after a judge threw the case out.

Mohammad Hossain, a student at Illinois-Chicago, was arrested in February for a "50 Shades of Grey" style assault but the judge in the case found no probable cause.

The accuser testified for over 90 minutes while describing her encounter, which she said began as consensual.








Dartmouth AD tells students not to throw tennis balls at hockey game

Tennis balls, hockey and the Ivy League: All of that is a match made in heaven, right?

Dartmouth Athletic Director Harry Sheehy asked the student body not to throw tennis balls onto the ice during the Big Green's playoff series against Princeton this past week.

Since 1998, there has been a tradition of throwing tennis balls onto the ice at Dartmouth when the Big Green faces Princeton after the Tigers give up their first goal.


Columbia set to shrink journalism school

With news organizations like the New York TImes downsizing and making budget cuts, it was only a matter of a time before journalism schools followed suit.

Columbia is set to shrink its journalism school, which is the only Ivy League graduate journalism school.


U.S News names top graduate schools

U.S News and World did more than just name the top law schools in the country: It named the top graduate schools in the country.

While Penn Law ranked seventh in the country, Penn Nursing was named the top graduate nursing school in the country while Wharton ranked third among business schools.


Study abroad has 76 percent white students nationally

The Institute of International Education released its annual Open Doors Report on study aboard, providing data on the last 13 years of United States college students furthering their education abroad.

In 2012-13, the most recent year with data, 76.3 percent of students studying abroad were white, the lowest during the 13 years.


Senator asks State Department why it allows Iranian students in engineering

UMass Amherst caused an uproar last month after it banned Iranian students from its graduate science and engineering programs, but after the University changed its policy, a United States senator is asking why.

The State Department spoke to UMass Amherst, saying it doesn't necessarily ban all Iranian students and allows some to study sciences, engineering in graduate programs.




Yale falling behind in computer science

If you are looking to major in computer science, Yale may not be the Ivy League school you are looking for.

According to a Bloomberg report, Yale is lagging behind many comparable schools in funding and resources for computer science.



Columbia alums confident in Bagnoli as coach

Columbia's hiring of long-time Penn football coach Al Bagnoli to be its new head football coach sent shock waves through Penn Athletics, but it also came with strong support at Columbia.

New Columbia Athletic Director Peter Pilling announced Bagnoli as his new coach two weeks ago and the Columbia Spectator caught up with alums to weigh in on the hiring.

2013 Columbia grad and quarterback Sean Brackett was positive that Bagnoli could turn things around for the Lions' lackluster program, which hasn't won a game since 2012.

“Whenever you play a team coached by Bagnoli, you know they’re going to be smart, tough, both physically and mentally," Brackett said to the Spectator.



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