Articles by Hari Magge
Invitation of Big Sean to perform at Princeton causes protestsPrinceton is facing criticism from students after the school’s student government hired rapper Big Sean to perform at the college’s bi-annual Lawnparties music festival.
UVA dean speaks out against portrayal in Rolling Stone articleUniversity of Virginia’s associate dean of students, Nicole Eramo, has publicly denounced the now-retracted Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape that took place in a UVA fraternity house.
New York Times columnist Brooks to speak at Dartmouth CommencementDartmouth has announced that David Brooks, a conservative social and political commentator, will speak at the college’s commencement this year.
Brown limits access to requested admissions filesEarlier this year, a group of Stanford students wrote a widely publicized article that encouraged other college students nationwide to request to see their admissions files through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Stanford student coalition accused of anti-SemitismA Jewish student at Stanford University seeking a seat on the student senate has claimed that she was asked how her religion affects her view of divestment from Israel, causing a debate about what constitutes anti-Semitism to spill into the university’s student government election. Molly Horwitz, a junior who was adopted from Paraguay, sought an endorsement from the Students of Color Coalition, a group that has helped many students win student senate seats in the past.
Dartmouth announces women's rugby as a varsity sportLast week, Dartmouth athletic direction Harry Sheehy announced that the school’s women’s rugby club would be elevated to varsity status.
Harvard and Princeton caught 'monkeying' aroundBoth Harvard and Princeton have recently come under fire for their treatment of monkeys in research facilities. Harvard’s New England Primate Medical Research Center, run by the university’s medical school, has experienced additional criticism following accusations that a dozen monkeys were found dead in their cages between 1999 and 2011.
Stanford to provide free tuition to more studentsStanford announced last week that it was expanding financial aid, making tuition completely free for students whose parents have an annual income and assets totaling less than $125,000.
Harvard Business School to target women's colleges in recruitmentIn order to address the low proportion of female students in its student body, Harvard Business School will introduce a new recruiting program that targets women’s colleges.
Two students accepted to all Ivy League schoolsHarold Ekeh, from New York, and Munira Khalif, of Minnesota, both applied to and were accepted by all eight Ivy League schools.
Study finds that male nurses earn more than female colleaguesAccording to a new study, male nurses earn on average $5,100 more per year than their female counterparts.
UVA newspaper criticized for racist April Fools' day articlesThe Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia’s student-run newspaper, has come under fire from students for publishing a racist article in its April Fools’ Day edition.
Harvard gains alumni interest from NCAA Tournament appearanceAccording to Harvard administrators, recent excitement about the success of the school’s basketball team could lead to increased donations.
University of Phoenix loses over 200,000 students in last five yearsThe University of Phoenix, America’s largest for-profit university, has seen its enrollment drop from 460,000 students to 213,000 in the last five years.
Black UVA student injured by Virginia liquor agents, leads to protestsOn early Wednesday morning, Virginia state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents arrested and bloodied a black University of Virginia undergraduate student.
Princeton study measures how race affects admissionsA study conducted by three researchers at Princeton University has concluded that African Americans and Hispanics receive “boosts” equivalent to 230 and 180-point SAT increases, respectively, in college admissions.
Colleges consider banning Yik YakYik Yak, the social media app that has become very popular on college campuses, is causing some trouble for university administrators across the country.
Samantha Power also Barnard's Commencement speakerSamantha Powers, earlier announced as Penn’s Commencement speaker, will also deliver the keynote address at Barnard College’s 2015 graduation.
Harvard and M.I.T. sued for failing to provide closed captioning in online materialLast week, Harvard and M.I.T. were both sued by advocates for the deaf for violating antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online material.