Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ivy Watch: Real Long Distance

Early applicant pool grows for Class of 2014
The number of early applications to Brown rise 21%. November 1 saw 2,850 applicant up from 2,343 last year. There was also a 27 percent increase in the proportion of applicants who plan on receive a Bachelor of Science degree.

Court says no to eminent domain in Manhattanville
The New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division ruled that the states seizure of land under eminent domain to be used to expand Columbia's Manhattanville campus was illegal and in violation of the Takings Clause in the U.S. Constitution.

After 1,628 Probable Swine Flu Cases, Gannett Looks Ahead
Cornell, which had a H1N1 outbreak during September with 103 probable H1N1 cases diagnosed in one day, has had over 1,500 probable Swine Flue cases this school year. It continues to diagnose 20 to 25 probable H1N1 cases a day.

College to consider distance learning
Dartmouth considers offering distance learning opportunities through the Tuck School of Business, including executive education or MBA programs, to raise raise additional revenue.

Family Sues Harvard Over Son’s Suicide
Parents of John Edwards, Harvard student who committed suicide in 2007, sue Harvard College and two professionals at University Health Services. Edwards seen by a nurse pracitioner and prescribed Prozac and Wellbutrin, although he was already taking Accutane, an anti-acne drug that can increase risk of depression and suicide. The lawyer for the Edwards family argues that he was not given sufficient attention and should not have been placed on so many medications by a nurse practitioner without the input of psychopharmacologist.

Westboro Baptist protests at Hillel
Protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church, an congregation based in Kansas and known for its anti-Semitic views, converged at the Penn Hillel Monday. They were met by a student organized counter protest and "Acceptance Barbecue."

Despite policy change, plagiarism cases up
The number of cases of academic dishonesty tried by the Executive Committee rise despite an increased focus on education about plagiarism.