Notes in the Margins: France, pharma and laptop crashes

Online Role-Playing Games Cause Students To Miss Classes, Lose Sleep A new study by a University of the Rockies graduate student has found that it’s fairly common for students miss school, meals, sleep and social activities because of online game playing. (Huffington Post)

CU-Boulder: No ‘Incompletes’ Due To Laptop Crash The students in University of Colorado associate professor Lee Chambers’ women’s history course will receive final grades in the class, despite having been told they would only get incomplete marks after a teaching assistant’s computer — which contained the students’ grades — crashed last week. (dailycamera.com)

CU-Boulder: No ‘Incompletes’ Due To Laptop Crash The students in University of Colorado associate professor Lee Chambers’ women’s history course will receive final grades in the class, despite having been told they would only get incomplete marks after a teaching assistant’s computer — which contained the students’ grades — crashed last week. (dailycamera.com)

Work Remains to Ensure Equality in Grandes Écoles The report suggests that while great improvements have been made in outreach, there is still considerable effort needed if the grandes écoles are to keep the promise they made last February, under considerable pressure from the government, to take 30 percent of incoming students from among the poorer social classes by 2012. (The New York Times)

Med Schools Flunk at Keeping Faculty Off Pharma Speaking Circuit Faculty at more than a half-dozen other institutions—including division chiefs—lectured for drug firms in the last two years, ProPublica found, despite restrictions on such behavior. Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado Denver, among others, have launched reviews. (ProPublica)