Duke is cracking down on school sponsored drinking
. The school will no longer help sponsor "Tailgate", the alcohol consuming gathering that takes place in a the parking lot before football games. I understand where the school is coming from, but forcing students to watch Duke football without the aid of alcohol is just cruel. Meanwhile the Duke athletic department is working on a new "code of values."
The Virginia attorney general's office has responded to the lawsuit
filed by the major newspapers of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The newspapers say their first amendment rights were violated by a law that prohibits alcohol advertisements in student newspapers. The Attorney General's recent comments defend the law saying it's constitutional because it "advances a substantial government interest." I guess keeping college kids from buying alcohol ranks right between peace in the middle east and improving public education on the list of substantial government interests.
If you feel that your classrooms suffer from a lack of cigarette butts and weird stains, then Boise St. might be the place for you. The University has purchased a University Inn to be their new College of Economics and Business building
. I'm assuming they wont run into the same problems as Arizona St., who have protesters trying to stop them from destroying a building
because it looks cool.
In other news...Ball State has started its own record label
...The University of Tennessee is teaching soap making
...Utah State is hosting a fiddle contest