Notes in the Margins: Gambling, law and economic diversity

Virginia Tech fined $55K for response to shootings Virginia Tech will have to pay the maximum $55,000 fine for violating federal law by waiting too long to notify students during the 2007 shooting rampage. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

Charity addressing campus gambling seems risky to some Should colleges treat gambling like alcohol, writing campus policies that control for abuse while acknowledging that gambling can be healthy in moderation? (USA Today)

CA Community College Survey: Nearly Half Of Students Closed Out Of Classes Almost half of community college students in California reported being unable to enroll in courses because classes were full -- nearly twice the rate of community college students nationwide. (The Huffington Post)

How Elite Colleges Still Aren’t Diverse There’s an old joke that Harvard’s definition of diversity is having a rich kid from New York room with a rich kid from California. No doubt the joke has also been told about Yale or Duke and about kids from places other than New York and California. (The New York Times via University Business)

Law Schools Go Global As the world moves increasingly toward globalization, America's law schools are offering students more opportunities to immerse themselves in foreign legal systems and international law. (USA Today)

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