Notes in the Margins: Guns, rock icons and the federal shutdown

Shutdown would mean little to colleges Students at the nation’s public and private colleges wouldn’t likely notice the effects of a government shutdown — at least not on campus. (The Washington Post)

Arizona lawmakers OK bill allowing guns on campus A proposal to let people have guns while driving or walking through state university and community college campuses cleared its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature on Thursday. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

Maryland moves to regulate for-profit colleges Maryland’s General Assembly has passed the state’s first bill to regulate for-profit colleges, a sector already targeted by proposed federal regulation to curb overzealous recruitment tactics and academic programs that leave students with too little income and too much debt. (The Washington Post)

Icons teach children well at collegiate schools of rock A steady stream of rock legends are bringing their expertise into college classrooms. (USA Today)

Do College Professors Earn Their Keep? In an evaluation of the 50 highest-compensated faculty members in the Texas A&M University System, only five appeared to be in the black and earning their keep. (The Huffington Post)

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