Notes in the Margins: Rehab, nudity and the stock market

Schools set up resources for students in recovery Universities are moving to establish on-campus recovery programs for students who have gone through drug or alcohol treatment. (USA Today)

Tufts president ends ‘Naked Quad Run’ It started as a way to cut the stress of Tufts’ winter exams in the 1970s, but the Tufts University president now worries the “Naked Quad Run” has morphed into a dangerous activity that could led to a student death. (

Stock market is a big factor in the affordability of a college education Parents who saved during an upsurge will probably be able to send their children to college, while those who saved during a bear market may find it a struggle, a Washington think tank finds. Timing is everything — especially, it seems, when it comes to paying for college. (

U.S. News Data Indicates More Jobs for M.B.A.s An analysis of business school data indicates that the M.B.A. hiring market is heating up. (

Penn Extends ‘Likely’ Letters (and Videos) While the institutions of the Ivy League send out correspondence for years to woo candidates who may have a range of college choices, Penn appears to have taken the process a step further this year. Earlier this month, some of those applicants already identified as “likely” to be admitted received an e-mail that included a link to a Web site. There, they found a video from Eric J. Furda, dean of admissions. (The New York Times)

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