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Man, this would've come in handy when we were stuck carless for a semester at a liberal-arts college close to everything but decent public transit the six-year-old Zipcar auto-sharing company has inked deals with colleges including Brown, Rutgers, U Minn and U Mass-Boston, giving students, staff and faculty an opportunity to buy into the car-sharing service. Literally, we can't think of why this wasn't an immediate target market for Zipcar and rival Flexcar from the get-go, unless it took administrators time to warm up to the idea.

Go to college, get a new car [HappyNews]

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