Notes in the Margins: Vets, stripping profs and eminent domain

Colleges That Recruit Veterans Garner Profits and Scrutiny A year after payouts began on the so-called Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, it has turned into a bonanza for commercial colleges. (feeds.nytimes.com)

Parents Embrace Documentary on Pressures of School A film on how students are driven to build their résumés has attracted grass-roots attention. (feeds.nytimes.com)

Dan Markingson’s suicide: U of M attorney responds University of Minnesota counsel Mark Rotenberg will meet with the Board of Regents to discuss a letter requesting an independent investigation into events surrounding Dan Markingson’s 2004 suicide. Eight U of M bioethicists sent the letter last week detailing potential ethical lapses they say may have led to Markingson taking his own life while enrolled in a clinical study at the college. Several more faculty members have since sent a subsequent letter to the Regents supporting the call for an investigation. (blogs.citypages.com)

KSU instructor arrested for allegedly exposing self in class A Kennesaw State University part-time business instructor was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to students he was teaching in a classroom. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Viewing College as a ‘Joyful Celebration’, as yet Unaffordable Uyanga Tamir, a Colorado high school senior from Mongolia, argues that applying to college as an international student in need of financial aid makes a stressful process even more nerve-wracking. (thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com)

Nick Sprayregen: Highway Robbery in the 21st Century In 2004 my American Dream started to turn into an American nightmare. Columbia University, an elite private institution, came to the conclusion that what it wanted — a brand new monolithic campus in West Harlem — could not be accomplished legally and legitimately through the open market. It therefore secretly went to, solicited and convinced that unelected agency, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), to help it expand its facilities onto the very land where my business (and dozens more) stood. The method: the threatened use of eminent domain. (Huffington Post)