QR codes welcoming freshmen to campus

Three in four WLU freshmen own a smart phone.

The newest crop of Washington and Lee University (WLU) freshmen didn’t have to look past T-shirts worn by the school’s IT staff in acclimating to life on campus.

First-time students came to the Lexington, Va., campus in early September and were greeted by IT staffers donning T-shirts filled with 18 Quick Response (QR) codes – nine on each side – that directed students to helpful web resources like the university’s IT help desk site and local attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway, which connects to nearby national parks.

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Activists seek to pass state version of DREAM act

When the federal DREAM Act failed in the Senate in late 2010, a number of states took to state legislation to offer assistance to undocumented immigrant youth attending college. In June, Pennsylvania followed in their footsteps, the Temple News Online reports. Introduced by State Rep. Tony Payton (D-Philadelphia), the Pennsylvania Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition, if passed…

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