Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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College news: Ron Burgundy to get a school named after him; college cheaters want government jobs

You stay classy, Emerson College. Legendary (fictional) TV anchorman Ron Burgundy is coming to the Boston school on Dec. 4 and, in his honor, the college is renaming its communication school. The Ron Burgundy School of Communication will be in business only one day, but it's what Burgundy might call kind of a big deal. "A visit from Ron Burgundy is a chance to engage with someone who understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, first-hand," Emerson College president Lee Pelton said in a statement.

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College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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