Notes in the Margins: humanities, European fund-raising, low-skill jobs

Can the Humanities Survive the 21st Century? The shifting social mission of the university will contribute to the shrinkage of the humanities. They will have a home somewhere in 2110, but it won’t be in universities. (chronicle.com)

State begins moving I-35W wreckage For many University of Minnesota students, the wreckage has been a constant sight, one that has been there during their entire time on campus. (mndaily.com)

In Europe, Fund-Raising Lessons From Americans Universities across Europe are realizing that their dependence on government funding puts them at a disadvantage. (feeds.nytimes.com)

Ten tips every freshman should know Taking advice from older St. Thomas students and school employees can help make the transition a little smoother and clear up outside-of-class questions so you can focus on grades. (tommiemedia.com)

Alumni Plaza to Finish in Spring Within six to eight months, Southwest Minnesota State University will see benches, plants, bushes, trees and sculptures pop up. (media.www.smsuspur.net)

University of Minnesota now including cable television in residence hall costs Students do not need to register for the service, but in residence halls the fee is not optional. (mndaily.com)

Board approves $60 million for U of M rec center expansion The 145,000-square-foot expansion will include two new gymnasiums, more space for fitness equipment, more locker rooms, a jogging track and a climbing wall. (mndaily.com)

Plenty of university grads working in low-skill jobs According to the OECD, college and university leavers are better placed in the labor market than their less educated peers, but this advantage is not even in all countries. (Economist)