March 29, 2007

Around the Ivies

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Dartmouth University will host two presidential primary debates on consecutive days next fall in anticipation of next year’s primary election in Dartmouth’s home state of New Hampshire. Both debates will be moderated by Tim Russert, host of NBC’s Meet the Press and Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News.

The Recording Industry Association of America told Princeton University that it may file lawsuits against three Princeton students for illegally downloading copyright material. The RIAA told Princeton that it may request the names attached to three IP addresses found to have downloaded copyrighted music online.

Columbia University issued censures to three students accused of disrupting a protest organized by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist on Oct. 4, 2006. A group organized to monitor illegal immigration into the United States, The Minuteman Project has drawn criticism from minority and especially Hispanic-American groups across the country. “It’s noteworthy that Columbia reserved the harshest punishment for Latinos — two Mexican-Americans and one Dominican,” said Karina Garcia, one of the students who received a censure from Columbia.