As students head off to college with cell phones in hand, universities are wrestling with the issue of how to cope with high-tech temptations in the classroom, reports the Tennessean. Some teachers ban cell phones and laptops on sight. Others figure: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. At Middle Tennessee State University, history professor Janice Leone usually starts the semester with a word about cell phones—and that word is usually "no." "They're used to looking at it constantly. I've seen students actually text without looking, with their hands in their pockets," said Leone, who sees the devices as more...

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