It was another banner week for college news, so let’s cut to the chase and get on with it:

Danielle Powell, a student expelled from Grace University for being gay and then subsequently charged by the institution to pay the rest of her tuition bill for the semester she didn’t complete, has received gigantic amounts of support from communities everywhere. Her wife Michelle started a petition on asking the university to forgive Danielle’s debt. This petition has gained over 95,000 signatures thus far.

After a four-year run, The New York Times college admissions blog The Choice is discontinued.

Hey, incoming college freshmen: there are five items you’ll actually need for your college dorm room (and a popcorn maker is not one of them).

Matthew Cameron, a student at the University of Virginia, put together a 136-page thesis about the current state of college newspapers. His findings? There’s still some hope if changes are made.

Gawker is the latest company to be hit by the wave of unpaid intern lawsuits.

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Lily Herman is a junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Besides bopping around on The Prospect, Lily is a columnist for USA TODAY College (read the Quad Report, yo); an editorial intern for The Daily Muse; a contributing editor for the campus blog Wesleying; a national contributing editor for Her Campus; and an editorial/marketing intern at HelloFlo. When she is not studying or awkwardly waving at people around campus, Lily enjoys eating Sour Patch Kids and re-watching the Friday Night Lights series finale (she's Team Saracen, by the way). Also (shameless plug alert), feel free to follow her on Twitter, or email her at lherman(at)theprospect(dot)net.

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