Notes in the Margins: Dogs, CEOs and Big Brother

Is your university monitoring your social networks? Social networking not only leaves academics at the mercy of unfair comments but it's also turning universities into Big Brother, says one academic anonymously. (The Guardian)

Friday Night Lights Author Calls For A Ban On College Football The Pulitzer-prize winning author's argument comes as colleges and universities around the country see their non-core services scrutinized against the fees colleges charge for them. (The Huffington Post)

Colleges go to the dogs for stress busters From Kent State University in Ohio to Macalester College in Minnesota, more and more pooches are around campus during exams to help students relax and maybe even crack a smile or two. (The Boston Globe via University Business) Students lament debts as loan battle gains steam in Congress Millions of Americans owe more on student loans than credit cards. The debts will climb if Congress can't agree to hold down interest rates. (USA Today) Where the Fortune 500 CEOs Went to School These schools awarded at least 10 college and graduate degrees to America’s leading executives. (U.S. News & World Report)

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