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Wesleyan University Ends a 'Sign of Unfairness'

It joins small list of universities that have done away with legacy admissions

(Newser) - Following the Supreme Court's June decision to ban affirmative action in college admissions, the New York Times reports legacy admissions entered the crosshairs—and now one Connecticut university has joined a small but growing list of schools that have done away with them. Wesleyan University on Wednesday announced it...

4 Students Charged in Wesleyan 'Molly' ODs

At least 2 people still reportedly being treated after overdoses

(Newser) - Four students are facing charges after 11 students at Wesleyan University were hospitalized with overdoses of MDMA, or "Molly," this weekend. Zachary Kramer, Eric Lonergan, Rama Agha Al Nakib, and Andrew Olson, all aged 20 or 21, were arrested yesterday; they were also suspended from their studies, NBC...

'Rape Factory' Frat Ordered to Admit Women

Wesleyan orders residential frat houses to go co-ed

(Newser) - Wesleyan University has a message for its residential frat houses: Go co-ed by 2017. The school's board of trustees emailed the announcement to campus fraternities today, saying women must become full members and leaders in the organizations, Business Insider reports. The mandate follows a period of "heightened discussion"...

America's 10 Priciest Colleges
 America's 10 Priciest Colleges 

America's 10 Priciest Colleges

...that we definitely haven't saved enough for

(Newser) - Oh, sweet journalistic irony: Forbes releases its list of the country's most expensive colleges, and MarketWatch reports on a Sallie Mae survey released today that finds that, on average, families have saved $48,367 for school by the time their kid leaves for college. (Though, disturbingly, 24% of parents use...

Swarthmore, UVa. Top College Value List
 Swarthmore, UVa. 
 Top College Value List 

Swarthmore, UVa. Top College Value List

Princeton Review list weighs affordability, academic quality

(Newser) - The Princeton Review's annual list of the best college values takes into account price—cheap tuition or generous financial aid get a thumbs up—and weighs that against the academic quality of a school based on surveys, professor-to-student ratios, and the like. USA Today takes a look at the list....

Wesleyan Suspect Wrote 'It's OK to Kill Jews'

Cops say Morgan's journal contained anti-Semitic comments, murder threats

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan wrote murderous and anti-Semitic comments in his journal the day he is accused of killing a Wesleyan student, according to court papers seen by the New York Times. “I think it okay to kill Jews, and go on a killing spree at this school,” wrote the...

Alleged Wesleyan Shooter Held on $15M Bail

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan, the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting of a Wesleyan University student, was arraigned on a single count of murder today and held on $15 million bail, the Hartford Courant reports. Morgan—who turned himself in last night to police in Middletown, Conn.—was brought into court barefoot...

Killer Harassed Wesleyan Student 2 Years Ago

Two were in summer program at New York University

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan sent slain Wesleyan student Johanna Justin-Jinich 38 “insulting” and “unwanted” emails during a brief summer program the two attended at New York University in 2007, according to a police report that quoted an expletive-tinged email as reading, “You’re going to have a lot more...

Suspect In Wesleyan Slaying Turns Himself In

(Newser) - The suspect in the fatal shooting of a female student at Wesleyan University has turned himself in to police, the Hartford Courant reports. Police say Stephen Morgan, 29, donned a disguise and shot Johanna Justin-Jinich, 21, several times at point-blank range in a bookstore. The two knew each other from...

Wesleyan Shooter Could Strike Again: Police

Journal reveals threats to students, Jews

(Newser) - Stephen Morgan, the man suspected in the shooting death of a Wesleyan University student yesterday, may still be in the area, police said today, and could strike again. Based on his personal journal, police believe Morgan is targeting the Connecticut campus and its Jewish community, the Hartford Courant reports. They’...

Cops ID Wesleyan Shooter
 Cops ID Wesleyan Shooter 

Cops ID Wesleyan Shooter

Students advised to stay inside as hunt for killer continues

(Newser) - Police have identified the man they believe shot and killed a Wesleyan University student yesterday as Stephen Morgan, the Hartford Courant reports. The 29-year-old, captured by a surveillance camera in the bookstore where the shooting took place, remains at large. Police say Morgan should be considered armed and dangerous and...

Wesleyan Locked Down After Student Shot Dead

Gunman is at large, police say

(Newser) - A college student is dead after being shot at a popular hangout near the Middletown, Conn., campus of Wesleyan University, and the gunman remains at large, the Hartford Courant reports. Witnesses say the shooter entered the cafe at 1pm, walked to a woman behind the counter, and fired multiple shots....

Landing Obama Last Minute Has Wesleyan Scurrying

College glad Kennedy found graduation pinch-hitter, but logistics are tougher

(Newser) - Wesleyan University is happy that ailing Ted Kennedy found someone to take his place as commencement speaker Sunday, the Hartford Courant reports—though the fact that it's Barack Obama has created some logistical issues on the small Connecticut campus. "It'll be pretty crazy," an administrator says of the...

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