Notes in the Margins: Female athletes, loan defaults and Google e-mail

Complaint: Google programs hard for blind students A complaint filed Tuesday with the federal government accuses New York University and Northwestern University of discriminating against blind students by adopting Google e-mail and other programs that aren't fully compatible with technology that translates written words into speech. (

Notre Dame To Be Fined For Student's Death The Notre Dame president says the university will study a state report that says the school committed six safety violations in the October death of a 20-year-old student. Declan Sullivan was killed when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds while he was filming football practice. The Indiana Department of Labor says it is fining the university $77,500 for a series of safety violations. (The Associated Press via The Huffington Post)

Spat over study room leads to George Mason student’s arrest A student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room (The Washington Post)

Women's NCAA Teams Outdo Men In Classroom A study released Tuesday found the women's teams in this year's NCAA basketball tournament graduated their players at a higher rate than their male counterparts. (Associated Press via The Huffington Post)

Loan Study on Students Goes Beyond Default Rates For each student who defaults on a loan, at least two more fall behind in payments on their student debt, a new study has found. Two out of five student loan borrowers were delinquent at some point in the first five years after they started repaying their loans. Almost a quarter of the borrowers used an option to postpone payments to avoid delinquency. (The New York Times)

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