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» See, we told you so: Fortune magazine has recognized Vanguard Corporation as one of 2007’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” You might remember that the Malvern-headquartered mutual funds giant was profiled in our September 2006 “Best Places to Work” issue. Another of our picks, Conshohocken-based IKEA North America, also made the Fortune 100.

» Apparently Bryn Mawr College students have found a new way to relieve stress. In 2003, senior Jane H. Lee was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport after screeners found three condoms filled with white powder in her carry-on. The substance in question was actually flour, the result of an exam ritual whereby freshmen create a personal supply of squeezable toys to relieve stress. The story resurfaced this January when Lee was awarded a $180,000 settlement.

» Princeton Review and PC magazine recently named Villanova University the country’s most wired school. Accolades went to its business school lab and the wireless Dell laptops all freshman receive.

» Kudos to Mayor Tom Grady and Narberth Borough for conceiving and funding (out-of-pocket) a great solution for keeping teens occupied and safe: Gnarbucks, an adult-supervised coffee house tucked inside the Narberth Community Theatre Building at United Methodist Church of Narberth, 206 Price Ave. Plans are underway for a permanent site. For more information, call (215) 977-7400.

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