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  • Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students

    04/24/2014 11:54:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies ^ | 4/24/14 | William A. Jacobson
    Mock eviction notices slid under doors in dorm known to have high concentration of Jewish students, including only “Shabbat elevator” “Dorm Storming” is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served with eviction notices prior to demolition of their homes. The content of the flyers, including the frequency, number, and practice of such pre-demolition eviction notices is disputed, but that’s somewhat besides the point.Students for Justice in Palestine frequently is the perpetrator of these...
  • 'Gun dorms' attract 0 students at CU campuses

    11/25/2012 1:02:27 PM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 11/25/2012 | staff reporter
    BOULDER, Colo. - Colorado's new segregated "gun dorms" for students with valid concealed-carry permits have attracted zero students. The Daily Camera newspaper reports that since the University of Colorado's Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses began segregating dorms for students with valid concealed-carry permits this year, not a single student has asked to live where guns are allowed. On Aug. 16, CU announced it would establish residential areas for students over age 21 with a permit to hold a concealed handgun. In all other dormitories, guns are banned.
  • Hunger Strike Forces University to Build 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    05/09/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 36 replies
    The University of Minnesota-Duluth administration ceded to student Blair Moses's demand for gender neutral bathrooms on campus after he threatened and began an extended hunger strike. In late April, Moses sent a letter to the administration with two demands. First, he insisted they "take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms." Second, he demanded an "announcement stating the said day of change." In the letter, Moses threatened that if his demands were not met by April 26, he would begin a hunger strike for three weeks or more.
  • Palestinians Stalk Jewish Students at US University – Post “Eviction Notices” On Their Dorm Rooms

    04/11/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    Palestinian students are stalking Jewish students at Atlantic University. The Palestinians recently posted “eviction notices” on their dorm rooms. This is a harassment. The radical Palestinian students should be expelled. YNet reported: Some 200 Jewish students attending Atlantic University receive fake eviction notice sent by pro-Palestinian activists More than 200 Jewish students attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, were surprised to find “eviction notices” posted to their dorm room doors on Friday. The students later found out that the fake notices were placed by the Students for Justice in Palestine. According to the Sun Sentinel, the group’s stunt was...
  • Detoxing the College Dorm (And please leave the lawyers at home)

    07/18/2011 8:36:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/18/2011 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Sometimes the most radical ideas are the most sensible (and vice versa). That’s certainly the case with the recent decision by John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., to phase out co-ed dorms and return to single-sex residence halls. Garvey presented a fairly practical case for the move: As at many an American college, there is a drinking problem at Catholic University. Garvey cites Christopher Kaczor, a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, who puts it this way: Co-ed living creates a “party” expectation that students fulfill. College males want...
  • A Roommate is a Roommate? – Coming Soon to a Campus Near You (new college trend -- co-ed roommates)

    03/27/2010 8:14:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1,778+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/26/2010 | R Albert Mohler Jr.
    Kayla Eland and Lindon Pronto are roommates at Pitzer College in California. They, along with students at a growing number of colleges and universities, are pioneering a new trend – co-ed roommates. The Los Angeles Times reports that Eland and Pronto “are not a couple and neither is gay.” The paper adds, “They are just compatible roommates in a new, sometimes controversial, dormitory option known as gender-neutral housing that is gaining support at some colleges in California and across the nation.” The rise of co-ed dorms is the inevitable result of a breakdown in all rationality about sex, gender, and...
  • Mixed-gender dorm rooms are gaining acceptance

    03/22/2010 3:11:20 PM PDT · by Marc Tumin · 24 replies · 878+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 15, 2010 | Larry Gordon
    They weren't looking to make a political statement or to be pioneers of gender liberation. Each just wanted a familiar, decent roommate rather than a stranger after their original roommates left to study abroad. That's how Pitzer College sophomores Kayla Eland, female, and Lindon Pronto, male, began sharing a room this semester on Holden Hall's second floor. They are not a couple and neither is gay. They are just compatible roommates in a new, sometimes controversial, dormitory option known as gender-neutral housing that is gaining support at some colleges in California and across the nation....
  • Gun scare at Sheppard Air Force Base (Update #107)

    03/07/2010 9:22:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 143 replies · 1,239+ views ^ | March 7, 2010 | n/a
    Pre Breaking news. Stand by.
  • Advice columnist sides with college over gay roommate assignment

    07/21/2009 11:25:01 AM PDT · by paltz · 48 replies · 6,073+ views
    Washington Times - Water Cooler ^ | 7/20/09 | Kerry Picket
    Syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson sided with an un-named college today that told an incoming freshman he must room with a gay student despite his objections. Ms. Dickinson answered a letter of a mother of an 18-year old son: "I agree with your school's policy not to discriminate. You could help your son by assuming that he will have a successful roommate experience, but let him know what his options are if he doesn't. Sometimes students are held hostage by their roommates' nighttime schedule, alcohol use, or indiscriminate dating life. That's why the school permits students to switch roommates after...
  • 3 Va. men hurt in shooting at Hampton University

    04/26/2009 10:39:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 572+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-04-26
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Officials say three men are hospitalized after an overnight shooting in a dormitory at Hampton University in Virginia. Police say the suspect is an 18-year-old Richmond man who shot a 62-year-old Hampton man and a 43-year-old Hampton man and then turned the gun on himself. No students were injured. School spokeswoman Yuri Rodgers Milligan says that police believe the shooter is a former student, and that one victim is the night manager of Harkness Hall.
  • Gunman wounds 4 in missionary center

    12/09/2007 5:27:53 AM PST · by mrhansen · 67 replies · 475+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9 December 2007 | Associated Press
    DENVER - A gunman walked into a training center for young Christian missionaries in a Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, wounding at least four people. ADVERTISEMENT The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Youth With a Mission center, Arvada Police spokeswoman Susan Medina said. The extent of the injuries was not clear, and the gunman was still at large Sunday morning. According to its Web site, Youth With a Mission has about 1,000 locations worldwide and trains people to become missionaries. About 50 people were inside the Arvada site when the gunman opened fire.
  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in Colo. Christian dorm shooting

    12/09/2007 8:31:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 85 replies · 117+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-9-2007 | Associated Press
    ARVADA, Colo. - Two youths shot in a dormitory at a training center for Christian missionaries Sunday have died, police said. A gunman walked into the dormitory in this Denver suburb early Sunday and opened fire, striking at least four people, police said. The condition of the others was not immediately clear. The gunman was still at large Sunday morning.
  • Penn State question: chances of getting out of supplemental housing

    07/15/2007 10:43:30 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 351+ views
    Our daughter is entering Penn State as a freshman. A few days ago, we/she learned that she is assigned to "supplemental housing" i.e. four to five people to one room. We'd prefer she be in regular housing (i.e. single or double). What is anyone's or their childrens' experience? What are the chances we can get her out of it before the move-in period? Thanks.
  • Caught On Tape: Moose Breaks Into Dorm

    09/24/2006 5:21:10 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 13 replies · 562+ views ^ | 9/22/06 |
    Northern Michigan University residence hall had an unwelcome visitor when a moose broke through a first-floor window on Tuesday night. The animal was caught on tape by a surveillance camera. The bull moose was chased away by police. They aren't sure if he actually got into the building. Wildlife experts said it's the middle of the moose mating season and the bull simply picked the wrong place to look for love. Bulls will travel long distances in search of a cow for mating. Wildlife officials said bull moose are more aggressive during mating season and should be avoided.
  • Powder found at UT might not be poison

    02/26/2006 10:38:26 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 10 replies · 471+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | Laura Heinauer
    -Federal labs doing more tests for ricin after doubts about initial positive result- A mysterious whitish-brown powder found in a roll of quarters in a dormitory room on the University of Texas campus might not be the poison ricin after all. A preliminary test by the Texas Department of State Health Services laboratory in Austin returned a positive result for the potentially fatal substance, prompting an evacuation of the Moore-Hill residence hall, an investigation by the FBI and worries of a link to terrorism. But three subsequent tests at the same lab came up negative. In addition, none of the...
  • UT student finds substance that tests positive for ricin in her dorm

    02/26/2006 9:52:06 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 15 replies · 457+ views
    AUSTIN (AP) - A University of Texas student found a substance in a roll of quarters that tested positive for ricin, a potentially deadly poison, but more tests were needed, officials said Saturday. The 19-year-old student, who said she unwrapped the powder in her dormitory room Thursday, and her roommate were checked at a hospital for potential exposure to the poison, although neither had any symptoms, officials said. "I guess you can say I was just weirded out," said Kelly Heinbaugh, a freshman kinesiology major. "It seemed out of place ... I figured I'd rather be safe than sorry." Because...
  • Student Dies in UNC Dorm Accident

    02/24/2006 11:43:14 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 19 replies · 975+ views
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Two students "horsing around" in a college dormitory crashed through a third-floor window early Friday and fell to the concrete below in an apparent accident that killed one and critically injured the other, school officials said. Investigators don't believe drugs or alcohol were involved but were still trying to determine exactly what happened, said University of North Carolina spokeswoman Lisa Katz. The two student were "just running, horsing around, playing," Katz said. They went through a window at the end of a hallway in Stacy Residence Hall shortly after midnight, and both landed on a concrete...
  • Dorm Room Drug Lab at Trinity University

    10/08/2005 8:33:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 5 replies · 303+ views
    WOAI ^ | 7 October 2005 | Lauren Jenkins
    A potential drug lab uncovered in a Trinity University dormitory room. San Antonio Police say they found materials used to make a psychoactive chemical said to produce strong psychedelic mental effects. News 4 WOAI has learned at least one student has been arrested and more than one other suspended in connection with the investigation. University leaders say it all started when a staff member noticed drug ingredients in a student's dorm room. Trinity issued a warrant and san antonio police were sent in to search the dorms. The search came as a surprise to Joseph Macrini. "I came into my...
  • My son's college apartment has a pleasant pepperoni motif (Dave Barry) (LoL)

    09/25/2005 10:36:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 1,310+ views
    My son's college apartment has a pleasant pepperoni motif BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on Nov. 21, 1999.) So I visited my son at college on Parents Weekend, which is a nice event that colleges hold so that parents will have a chance to feel old. I started feeling old the moment I got to my son's housing unit and saw a sign on the door that said: END WORLD HUNGER TODAY. This reminded me that there was a time in my life, decades ago, when I was so full of energy that I...
  • University pays students to clean rooms

    02/24/2005 2:02:43 AM PST · by paudio · 10 replies · 432+ views ^ | 2/22/05
    Some University of Michigan students are cleaning up their acts in more ways than one. They are getting $100 cash payments for keeping their dorm rooms presentable and opening their doors so prospective students and their parents can take a look during campus visits. Among the 18 students participating in the tour program are sophomores Aaron Bennick and Eric Romain, engineering majors who have loft beds that fit over their desks, a clean beige love seat with light-blue pillows, two refrigerators and a bookcase filled with laundry supplies and food.