Notes in the Margins: Librarians, a sex dungeon and plunging for-profit results

Party Ends at For-Profit Schools New-student enrollments at for-profit colleges are plunging—in some cases by more than 45%—as schools pull back on aggressive recruiting practices and more would-be students question the student debt involved. (The Wall Street Journal)

Study: College students rarely use librarians' expertise The idea of a librarian as an academic expert who is available to talk about assignments and help with research is foreign to most students. (USA Today)

Va. university chancellor resigns over ‘sex dungeon’ flap Someone, presumably conducting a journalistic background sweep on university Chancellor David Lee, unearthed pictures and ads posted by the academician on an S&M Web site. (The Washington Post)

Poll: Student loans OK; grants not so much Most U.S. voters favor keeping government loans for poor and middle-income students but are less keen on federal grants that aren't repaid, a survey indicated. 75 percent of likely U.S. voters think the government should make loans available to a good student from a poor household for college. (UPI via NAICU)

Blacks and Latinos Will Suffer When the Student Debt Bubble Bursts There is every indication that the bursting of the student debt bubble, like the housing bubble before it, is imminent. And when it happens, it will send shockwaves throughout the financial markets. People of color will be especially vulnerable. (The Huffington Post)

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