Notes in the Margins: Anti-Obama disturbance, grad-student tweets and ROTC

A third of young Americans hold college degrees One-third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, accordin to a Pew study. That’s a new high. Sixty-three percent have completed at least “some” college. And 90 percent have a high school diploma or GED. (Linking and Thinking on Education)

University Of Mississippi Students 'Riot' Over Obama Reelection A disturbance broke out on the University of Mississippi's campus early Wednesday, after students angry at the reelection of president Barack Obama took to the streets to vent their displeasure. (The Huffington Post)

Twitter Chats Beckon to Some Graduate Students Twitter chats—or hashtags, the number signs indicating a topic of conversation—are the new networking spaces. But some graduate students question how effective Twitter can actually be for academic discussions. (U.S. News & World Report)

The higher ed agenda and Obama’s second term Christine Messina-Boyer and Dan Kaufman of Widmeyer Communications tell us not to expect any big pushes from the White House or the Education Department during the second term. (Higher Ed Marketing) Army ROTC steadily grows on college campuses The number of college students in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps has grown 50 percent since the 2005-06 school year, with the Army outpacing its goals for minting new officers as it sees a surge of patriotism at schools across the country. It's partly the result of increased scholarship and recruitment efforts of years ago. College campuses, some of which spurned ROTC for years, now are embracing the military programs, as students look for leadership opportunities, financial help and the chance for service. (The Washington Post)

Grow the Future of Public Media

MPR's budget year comes to a close on June 30. Help us close the gap by becoming a Sustainer today. When you make a recurring monthly gift, your gift will be matched by the MPR Member Fund for a whole year!