by Jillian McCarter
Butler University's Student Government Association has refused to release the detailed vote count from recent elections for class officer and presidential spots. Currently, only four people are allowed to see how many students voted for each candidate.
by Jessie Hellmann
University of Southern Indiana
A Feb. 29 tornado in Newburgh, Indiana, triggered the University of Southern Indiana's emergency text-message protocol, but the alerts were 13 minutes late getting out.
Security Director Steven Woodall said the RAVE alerts were delayed because the dispatchers at the security office had trouble logging into the dispatch system.
by Alex Campbell
Campus Coverage Project, '10
Northwestern University, '11
At first glance, the numbers look impressive.
Indiana University's yearly economic impact on the state: $4.9 billion. The impact of its health programs: $6.6 billion.
And, perhaps most jaw-dropping of all: For each dollar that state taxpayers invest in IU, they receive a return of $24.91.
University of Dayton
The Flyer News reports that University of Dayton's Kennedy Union dining hall received a total of five public health violations in five inspections spanning Feb. 18, 2010, to Oct. 28, 2011.
"It's a very complex operation, and for us to have two [inspections] with no violations at all is kind of outstanding," Douglas Lemaster, associate director of Dining Services, said.
by Allison Prang
University of Missouri
Shannon Jewitt started receiving credit offers through Bank of America after she graduated from the University of Missouri in 2008, but she never understood why. She hadn’t provided them with her personal information or opted into offers to be solicited.
Now she knows. The university had given student directory information to the Mizzou Alumni Association, which has a long-standing contract with Bank of America to market its credit card program to alumni.
By Lindsey Cook
University of Georgia
This is follow-up reporting on international program regulations at the University of Georgia. Read the first story here.
In half of University study abroad classes from summer 2011, every student received an A, according to documents obtained by The Red & Black. Seventy-five percent of classes averaged a grade report of A or A minus.
By Frannie Sprouls
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Since the afternoon of Jan. 23, Amanda Wekesser has not been able to sleep in her own bed, access all of her clothes or complete her homework.
Wekesser is a Selleck Quadrangle resident assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln whose room was infested with live bedbugs. And she wasn't allowed to tell her residents about it, she said.
by Mac Cerullo
University of Connecticut
Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma are worth a lot to the University of Connecticut, between the money they bring in annually in ticket sales and the publicity their programs bring to the school. But are they worth their own weight in gold?
Not based on their annual earnings.
by Lindsey Cook
University of Georgia
Since President Michael Adams joined the University of Georgia in 1997, he has emphasized global education. Now, 2,000 students — a quarter of the student body — study abroad each year.
Note to student journalists: This can be localized at any of your schools that have lottery scholarships.
By Chelsea Boozer
Managing Editor, The Daily Helmsman
University of Memphis President Shirley Raines is among officials opposed to a bill in Congress that they said might cause a decrease in funding for HOPE Lottery Scholarships.