During a Biology 171 lecture at the University of Michigan, an A Cappella group interrupted the lecture. A podium was brought in and the bridal party started walking down the aisles. The lecture turned into a wedding venue. The group was around 54 students and the prank included eight cameras, 2,000 rose petals, and a bunch of fake mustaches. The professor was even a good sport about it and he said that “this will be on the exam, okay?” The prank lasted around 3.5 minutes and the video has hit tens of thousands of views already. The video was uploaded by YouTube user 412Nathan and the group cleaned up everything at the end of the lecture including the rose petals. Check out the video below:
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Columbus Ohio Radio Station 97.1 Fires Scott Torgerson For Tweeting That He Hopes Desmond Howard Would Die
Scott Torgerson is a radio talk show host from Columbus, Ohio. He worked for ESPN radio affiliate 97.1 The Fan, but was fired two weeks after he tweeted a death wish about former University of Michigan star and college football analyst Desmond Howard. ON Twitter, Mr. Torgerson wrote “I wish Desmond Howard would get fired or die so I can watch Gameday again.” Later he deleted the Twitter account that he wrote that on @myguythetorg. The Fan suspended Mr. Torgerson indefinitely.
Torgerson’s tweet spread across the media earlier this month as pushed by Mr. Howard’s wife. Desmond Howard is an analyst for College Gameday. After the tweet was posted, Desmond Howard’s co-worker Kirk Herbstreit talked on his own radio show about the tweet.
Columbus, Ohio, the city that is home of the Ohio State University, is known to have an intense rivalry with Ann Arbor, Michigan, the home of the University of Michigan.
Mr. Torgerson’s tweet was supposed to be a joke, but as a media personality he should have been aware that the words you use online and off- have consequences.
Late last month and early this month, there was a group of hackers by the name Team GhostShell has attempted to penetrate the servers at top 100 universities including Harvard University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Tokyo University. The hacker project was known as Project WestWind according to the group’s website on Pastebin.com. Specifically at MSU they tried to get into four web servers used for websites stated Michigan State University spokesman Kent Cassella.
During the half-time show at this week’s Nebraska and Ohio State football game, the Ohio State marching band put together an amazing performance. The 10-minute performance included some classic game songs with sound effects for Super Mario Brothers, Halo, Tetris, and Pokemon. They even marched in formations that made them look like characters from the game in aerial view. Way to go, Buckeyes. At the 7:30 mark, you will see the school take down the Michigan flag and put up an Ohio State flag in the Mario castle. Gotta love college football rivalry! Check out the video below:
Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio is serious about good sportsmanship on and off the field. Dantonio takes the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry very seriously, but knows that a line should not be crossed when it comes to rivalry.
Two researchers at the University of Michigan have detected the “scream” of a star as it was being sucked into a black hole that is 3.9 billion light years away. The researchers at the university used two orbiting X-ray telescopes to detect the oscillating blips. The researchers believed that the sound emanated from the star before it was sucked into a previously dormant black hole according to AnnArbor.com.
Coursera is a one year old startup company that was founded by scientists at Stanford University. Coursera has announced that they have raised $22 million in funding. This fall Coursera will offer 100 or more massive open online courses (MOOCs), which is expected to bring in millions of students globally.
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Now that buying .XXX domain names is an option, universities are snapping them up in an effort to protect their brands. These universities include the University of Kansas, the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University, Grand Valley State University, Central Michigan University, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University, etc. None of these universities will be doing anything at all with the .XXX domain names.
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