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Campus Coverage Project salutes Linsdey Hobbs of Otterbein University in Ohio, recipient of the eighth annual Betty Gage Holland Award recognizing excellence in college journalism. Hobbs and the student newspaper at Otterbein, The Tan & Cardinal, were honored for their continued coverage of increased secrecy surrounding campus crime in 2012.

After Otterbein's campus security force gained certification as a full police department in late 2011, Hobbs investigated. She found a longstanding pattern of student misdemeanors -- and sometimes more serious crimes...

by Jessie Hellmann and Shannon Hall
University of Southern Indiana

The upcoming presidential evaluation process at University of Southern Indiana will remain secret, and so may the results.

USI President Linda Bennett, who has held the post for three and a half years, will face her first “360” evaluation next year. The in-depth process, which includes interviewing and surveying the entire university community, will be handled by an outside firm for the first time. It generally is conducted every three to five years.

Board of Trustees Chairman Ted...

By Chelsea Boozer
The Daily Helmsman

A University of Memphis committee charged with dispensing student activity funds was found to have violated the First Amendment earlier this year. Members of the committee are now being accused of favoritism.

It wasn’t long after the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee announced the amount of funding allotted to 16 campus groups — a decision approved and made final by U of M President Shirley Raines — that suspicions of impropriety arose.

One such misgiving emerged when the Student...

by Lindsey Cook
University of Georgia

The University of Georgia's years-long partnership with study abroad company Global LEAD has come to an abrupt halt.

"They are no longer a UGA partner," said Kasee Laster, director of educaiton abroad for the University's Office of Interntional Education. The university has ceased providing oversight or academic credit for Global LEAD programs in which UGA students enroll.

Despite the firm end of contract, Global LEAD continues to heavily recruit at its founders’ alma mater using blitz...

by Jordan Gass-Poore
Texas State University-San Marcos

* Note: This is the second in a three-part series about students at Texas State University-San Marcos who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Michelle Elliott is working to overcome the social stigma and stereotypes of the deaf community she has experienced from some Texas State faculty and staff.

Elliott, a graduate student who is “profoundly deaf” and wears hearing aids, said Texas State Office of Disability Services representatives offered to provide her with an interpreter. However, she does not know...

by Jordan Gass-Poore
Texas State University-San Marcos

* Note: This is the first in a three-part series about students at Texas State University-San Marcos who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Kevin-James Reyes took a long drag of a cigarette while his three-year-old hearing dog, Jasper Hale Cullen, lay patiently by his feet.

The two were taking a break from walking, their typical mode of transportation. The black Labrador provides Reyes, a criminal justice senior who has been deaf since he was 10 years old, with companionship and an increased sound awareness of his...

by Molly Willms
St. Cloud State University

The University Chronicle in St. Cloud, Minn., found that produce, meat and household goods cost about 10 percent more at a grocery store close to campus compared to the same 50 items at a store across the river from campus.

In the Southside neighborhood near St. Cloud State University, Coburn's Superstore charges over 14 percent more for fresh fruit and vegetables than its sister store, Cash Wise. The difference in costs for personal care items was found to be even greater.

“Coborn’s...