Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday April 15, 2003
Indiana Daily Student
The last time Playboy did a Girls of the Big Ten pictorial, back in 1997, the issue featured nine Indiana University students, more than any other Big Ten school.
Officials at the popular men's magazine hope an open-casting call at a local hotel turns up as many qualified candidates this time around.
Candidates were interviewed at a hotel yesterday and interviews continue today, said Playboy publicist Theresa Hennessey. Finalists will be photographed later this week for the magazine's October edition, one of its most popular issues.
In its tour of Big Ten schools, Playboy visited Purdue University and Michigan State University last week and will visit Iowa University and Ohio State University next week.
Oregon Daily Emerald
University of Oregon
An envelope containing a packet of information described as hate mail was sent to the student government office during spring break.
The mail, which included an unsigned letter that referred to "we Christian students" and three double-sided, photocopied pages of text, makes specific derogatory comments toward black people, homosexual people and people of the Jewish faith. The letter quotes various religious references, including some attributed to the Bible and the Vatican.
The only page of the packet with contact information said it was distributed by the Institute for Historical Review and discussed the role of the American government in causing the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
University of Mississippi
Two weeks into her freshman year, Kianna Leland's roommate moved out of their residence hall. Then at the beginning of this semester, Leland, now an exercise science sophomore, said the day she moved in, her new roommate moved out.
Leland is not troubled by the fact that she's alone. However, Housing Department policies that apply to students in situations like hers do unnerve her.
According to Leland, who occupies a double room, she has been asked to either find a new roommate or have one assigned to her, even if that means moving rooms. If she doesn't accept one of those options, she must pay for a private room, an increase of up to $500.