Three students were expelled from a summer program at the University of Pennsylvania for anti-Semitic behavior, said Jay R. Begun, editor-in-chief of The Summer Pennsylvania.
Two high school seniors and Penn student Tracy Ward were kicked out after a residential counselor in the dormitory reported them for playing a Holocaust-style card game entitled "Extermination," Begun said.
The students--none of whom are Jewish--invented the game, which was based on the genocide of six million Jews in World War II. The students assigned values to the cards, then played to "kill" as many of their Jewish "opponents" as they could, Begun said.
The two high schoolers had been among a group of gifted high school students enrolled in a five-week program co-sponsored by the Wharton School of Business and the State of Pennsylvania. Ward, who will be a sophomore at Penn this fall, was a residential counselor in the dorm.
A California court yesterday decided to allow Stanford University to continue a motion that would shield the school from potential NCAA penalties, a reporter for The Stanford Daily said.
Last fall, a diver on the Stanford women's team, Simone Levant, refused to sign the NCAA drug-testing consent form on the grounds that it violated her rights under the California constitution, said Liz Lempert of the Daily.
Levant dropped the case after failing to reach the NCAA championship round, but a player on the women's soccer team reopened the case, Lempert said.
A court injunction allowed both athletes to compete on university teams while the lawsuit was pending. But Stanford stands to incur NCAA penalties if the students lose, because they will be ruled ineligible for a period of time during which they competed for the Cardinal.
Yesterday's motion will probably result in immunity for Stanford regardless of the case results, Lempert said. Stanford has not taken an official stance on drug testing, but a number of administrators have spoken out against it, she added.
Although a decision in the case will probably have to wait at least one more year, victory for the students would exempt all California students from drug testing and could have a national impact, Lempert said.
Instead of putting up with a bathroom somewhere down the hall and paint peeling off your bedroom wall, how about letting Boston University put you up in a room in the Hyatt, plus maid service?
It's going to happen again, officials at B.U. said. The school has more students than beds, and will once again have to house them in local hotels.
Between 500 and 550 students are expected to move into hotels such as the Hyatt, the Hilton and Howard Johnson's in Kenmore Square, like they did last year, said Kevin R. Carleton, Public Relations director at the school.
The students who will try dorm life Hilton-style this fall will move into more traditional housing as other students decide not to continue at B.U. during the fall semester, Carleton said.
In the long run, overcrowding means cost-effective operations for the school because the number of students automatically dwindles to the maximum capacity B.U. can accomodate, Carleton said. "It's sort of like airline overbooking," he said.
Future plans will ease the crowding, although deprive students of the room and maid-service. Carleton said the school plans eventually to convert B.U.'s recent acquisition, the Commonwealth Armory, into recreational facilities, below-grade parking and dormitories that would add some 1600 to 1700 bedspaces. More Beds
But it's good news for another group of B.U. students, who will not be turned out into the streets this fall.
During the past year, the city's Licensing Board has under pressure from neighborhood groups refused to renew B.U.'s license to use some 60 apartment buildings along Beacon Street for student housing, Carleton said.
The case went to the Massachusetts Appeals Court, who overturned the decision last week, Carleton said.
Carter, who would have been a junior next fall, was probably on academic probation last year, because academically troubled students are usually warned a year before the school dismisses them, according to Greg Feldberg, the editor-in-chief of the Brown Daily Herald.
Under university policy, Carter could apply for readmission after a year's absence, Feldberg said, adding that students must pass seven courses a year to be stay off probation.
According to the Providence Journal-Bulletin, Carter's courseload included Native American literature, feminist frameworks, plant biology and linguistics.
A's for Activism
A friend and classmate of Carter's Alison Buckser told the Journal Carter was "one of the most brilliant people I've ever met" and that if she were dismissed, it would be because she paid more attention to political causes than classes.
During her two years at Brown, Carter participated in Pro-divestment and anti-CIA rallies and was arrested several times.
Last November, Carter was one of 14--including activist Abbie Hoffman--arrested at an anti-CIA protest at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In April, the group was acquitted of misdemeanor charges and several counts of disorderly conduct.
Ironically, Carter said earlier that she decided against travelling to Virginia to protest at the CIA's headquarters because she had exams in two weeks, and needed time to study for her courses.
A Harvard graduate and former president of the University of lowa officially assumed the presidency of Dartmouth College last Sunday.
At the inaugural ceremony, five-year president David T. McLaughlin handed over the ritual symbols of the Dartmouth presidency to James O. Freedman '57, in accordance with school tradition, said Lisa M. Baker, news editor of The Dartmouth.
Freedman received the college charter, the silver Flude Medal--to be worn on special occasions and the historic Wheelock Bowl, a large silver bowl first given the school by the royal governor of New Hampshire, Baker said.
A New Hampshire native, Freedman had been president at lowa since 1982. A graduate of Yale Law School, he taught law at the University of Pennsylvania--where he also spent one year as dean--for 18 years.
Freedman's predecessor, McLaughlin, received mixed reviews during his five-year tenure. Although he spearheaded efforts to increase the college endowment, renovate older dorms, and build additional dormitories and a $17.5 million sports complex, McLaughlin has been criticized for his handling of campus activism.
When conservative students last year razed a shantytown constructed by student divestment activists, critics on both sides of the issue charged that McLaughlin failed to take definitive action or mete out just punishments. Three years ago, he was also criticized for overriding a faculty vote against reinstating the campus ROTC program.
Freedman took no official stand on pro-divestment and anti-CIA activism on the lowa campus, an editor of The Daily Iowan told The Crimson earlier this year. He has received praise for backing innovative educational programs, including the development of an intensive language training program for teachers.
Summer in Hanover
Becoming president of a college in the summer may sound like an easy job--no students, no classes, no shantytowns. Just sit back and get a tan. But Freedman arrives at a campus people by at least 1000 Dartmouth juniors-to-be. Virtually every member of the class of 1989 is on campus for what students call their "sophomore summer."
Dartmouth, because it runs on a year-round session, requires rising juniors to attend classes during the summer. In return, students are expected to spend one term of their choice away from school.