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Study says sperm fights depression among college women
(U-WIRE) NEW YORK – Semen may be a natural “upper” and its effect may be addictive, according to a recent study of sexually active college women.

The study, conducted at the State University of New York at Albany, found women having sex without condoms were less depressed than those using them.

Researchers asked 293 undergraduate females how often they had sex, the type of contraception used and the number of days since they last had sex. Results revealed depression levels increased with the frequency of the subjects’ condom use.

Professor Gordon Gallup, who headed the research project, said although the exact cause of the antidepressant effect was not clear, it is proven semen is absorbed through the vaginal walls. Semen contains testosterone, estrogen and other hormones with the potential to affect mood and sexual behavior, he said.

Indiana U. students involved in porn filming could face repercussions
(U-WIRE) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – When adult filmmakers from “Shane’s World” came to the campus of Indiana University Oct. 3 they showed some students what they thought was a good time. If IU officials have their way, those students may face repercussions for their fun

University officials are investigating whether the filmmakers shot pornographic material in one of the university residence halls and fraternity houses.

The IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct states IU may discipline a student for “lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct, or actions that endanger the university community or the academic process.”

The code also states IU can discipline students for off-campus misconduct if the activity is determined to have undermined the integrity of the educational process.

After a hearing with the dean of students, possible penalties range from probation to expulsion from university housing to suspension or expulsion from IU.

USA Patriot Act causes concern for international students
(U-WIRE) MINNEAPOLIS – The USA Patriot Act might deter international students from studying in the United States, say foreign students and an immigration attorney at the University of Minnesota.

Part of the legislation, which Congress passed one year ago to give law enforcement broader authority to combat terrorism, calls for expansion of the existing foreign student monitoring program.

Previously, universities provided law enforcement with information about international students only upon request, but the act grants law enforcement access to this information at all times.

Educational institutions must start using the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System on Jan. 30, 2003, to transmit information to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

This information includes enrollment status, course of study, changes in name or address, any disciplinary action taken due to criminal conviction and whether the student drops below a full course load without University authorization.

Authorities uncovers TOEFL exam scam
(U-WIRE) SAN MARCOS, Texas – Last May, FBI, postal inspectors and Immigration and Naturalization Services arrested 56 people from 13 different states after agents discovered about 130 Tests of English as A Foreign Language were taken fraudulently. The implications of the arrests could set a legal precedent, making cheating on a test a federal crime.

Authorities accused a group of Middle Eastern men of operating a cheating ring, in which they took the places of Middle Eastern college students during the TOEFL exam.

This past month, one of the men, Bashaar Abaalkhail, was indicted on federal charges of mail fraud. This can result in a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Two other defendants’ charges were dismissed.

According to a press release from the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s office, fraudulent test-takers go to the testing sites with documents in the name of the student who had to pass the exam.

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