Notes in the Margins: Link rot, the Dalai Lama and accountability

MSU Mankato student sought for alleged rape of another student Police are looking for a man who allegedly raped a woman he knew after she refused his Facebook requests to meet with her. (mankatofreepress.com)

Dalai Lama to visit U in May The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader, will come to the University of Minnesota on May 8 for a two-day visit. Nearly 9,000 tickets for the event will go on sale October 18, and will be sold through the Northrop ticket office. Prices range from $15 to $500 depending on the specific event and seating arrangements.The Dalai Lama made his last appearance in the Twin Cities in 2001. (mndaily.com)

Audio: What ‘The Social Network’ Says About Facebook’s Place on Campuses The Tech Therapy team looks back on the rise of Facebook and asks whether colleges have a responsibility to educate students about the network’s privacy implications. (chronicle.com)

Bail set for driver cited in death of 3 students After allegedly driving drunk and killing three students, including two affiliated with the University of Minnesota, a judge in Dane County, Wis., has set the bond at $30,000 for Bradley Erickson — $10,000 for each fatality. Marcus Johnson, Elysia Rapp and Wilfredo Ugarte were fixing a flat tire when Erickson allegedly rear-ended and killed all three of them. (mndaily.com)

A Modern Scholar’s Ailments: Link Rot and Footnote Flight A plague of dead links to Web-based resources threatens academe. (chronicle.com)

Tommie community on the lookout for window peeper Some St. Thomas students have reported multiple instances of a prowler peering into dorm rooms and taking pictures. (tommiemedia.com)

In Return for Federal Dollars, Obama Demands Results From Colleges The president promised and delivered more money, but his carrot-and-stick approach to financing colleges rankles some educators. (chronicle.com)

Audio: Christian Colleges’ Powerful Take on Sustainability A theologian says the missing piece in the discussion about alternative energy or green buildings is often their moral dimension. (chronicle.com)

Online Colleges and States Are at Odds Over Quality Standards Responding to what they call unfair scrutiny from state and federal regulators, representatives from online colleges discussed a self-imposed quality-assurance framework at today’s Presidents’ Forum in Washington, convened by Excelsior College. (chronicle.com)