College Age Women Are the New Face of Mobile Gaming; American Students in New Zealand Are Safe
These days, men aren’t the only ones playing video games. According to a new study by Flurry, a majority of mobile social gamers are well-educated women in their mid- to late 20s. The traditional way of playing video games is still dominated by a vast age group of men, but mobile gaming is starting a new trend. Women make up 53 percent of mobile players in comparison to the 40 percent of women who are traditional gamers. [Digital Trends]
Students and faculty members at public universities in Texas may soon be able to carry guns on campus. The recent measure developed in the state’s House of Representatives has more than half of its members signed on as co-authors. Eight other states across the country have pending legislation to carry guns, including Arizona, Tennessee, Michigan, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida, Nebraska, and Mississippi. [Fox Business]
The fight over North Dakota University’s mascot has ended with a bill passed by the house allowing the university to keep its Fighting Sioux athletics nickname. This summer, the university was preparing to drop the name and the Native American head logo in a deal with the NCAA who considered the name and logo to be hostile and abusive to Native Americans. The approved legislation requires that North Dakota University keep the nickname and logo while directing attorney general Wayne Stenehjem to consider filing an antitrust lawsuit with the NCAA. [Wall Street Journal]
Many colleges across the country are reporting that students in study abroad programs in New Zealand are accounted for and safe. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch and has killed over 60 people. Some institutions that have issued statements on the status of their students include Butler University, the University of North Carolina–Wilmington, Washington State University, Wheaton College, and Winona State University. [Inside Higher Ed]
Ashley R. Hunter is an editorial intern for Campus Progress.