Notes in the Margins: Wikipedia whitewashes, Moody’s warning, and MOOCs for the rich

Survey suggests MOOCs are failing to educate the poor Massive open online courses (MOOCs) may not be reaching the poor, but instead be catering to the rich and well-educated in developing nations, research shows. (SciDevNet)

Depressed Family Income Spells Trouble For Colleges, Moody's Warns More than 40 percent of U.S. public universities and nonprofit colleges face lower or anemic tuition revenue growth and declining enrollment in fiscal 2014. (Reuters via The Huffington Post)

PR staff strive for Wikipedia whitewashes University press officers have been deleting negative information and finessing critical passages on their institutions’ Wikipedia pages, breaking the online encyclopedia’s guidelines in the process. (Times Higher Education)

Bentley University Tries to Make Business and Liberal Arts Pay Off Combining business and liberal-arts instruction has paid off. Last year, 81% of Bentley graduates were employed six months out of school—earning a median $50,000 a year—and another 15% were in graduate school. (The Wall Street Journal)

Singapore: no sleep for the Lion City’s universities In the space of just a few generations, Singapore has transformed itself from an impoverished colonial outpost into a country with a higher per capita gross domestic product than the US. Something similar appears to be happening to its academy. (Times Higher Education)

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