Around campus

    As college campuses shut down last week afte finals, the student newspaper squeaked out their last few headlines before the month-long winter break. Here’s a roundup of end-of-the-year university news.

    UPenn is sending students to South Africa. The university announced its summer program in Grahamstown, where the curriculum will combine live and digital lessons. The 20- to 25-student liberal arts program will immerse students in South African culture and require them to blog daily.

    After feedback from students, Drexel has decided to let upperclassmen remain in campus housing over the holiday break — for free. The decision was made to help students remain on top of their co-op work. Underclassmen will still be shut out of housing until Jan. 1.

    Students at Temple are calling for more emergency notifications, while the administration is worries about creating paranoia. After a rash of burglaries and muggings in the neighborhood around the North Philadelphia campus, some are criticizing the university for being too prudent in its TU Alert emergency notification system.

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