Thursday, September 30, 2010

College News Roundup: Sleep, and dream of war

Posted By on Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Ugh, kidnappers and drug lords ruin everything A Whitworth Jan Term trip to Mexico has been relocated, on account of that whole massive kidnapping, firefight, and drug war thingy. The trip will now takes place in Peru, which, while more expensive, has the added benefit of having llamas. (Whitworthian)

The Sandman's sand A sleep researcher at Washington State University has identified the stuff that turns the switch of sleep on. Turns out, it was adenosine triphosphate the entire time! The little scamp... (The Daily Evergreen)

Cram session There's nothing like a recession to send your college enrollment skyrocketing. Can't find a job? Maybe it's time to get a degree. This is especially true for a two-year community college. At North Idaho College, for example, enrollment rocketed up a full 12.16 percent this year. (The Sentinel)

If we can have peace in the Crosby Student Center, perhaps so can the Middle East Last week, Gonzaga University celebrated their first "peace week," during which students, residents halls, and several social justice clubs advocated for world peace. Sadly, despite their best effort, wars still happened around the world. Maybe next year, guys. (Gonzaga Bulletin)

Sexual assault lawsuit Gonzaga University was sued in federal court by a woman claiming that, in 2007, after she was sexually assaulted, the Gonzaga administration failed to respond appropriately. The lawsuit further alleges that "there is is a pattern of discrimination at Gonzaga against assault victims." Gonzaga denies the charges, but won't comment further. (Gonzaga Bulletin)

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