Notes in the Margins: Record apps, humanities and longform

Charles Kolb: Reforming American Postsecondary Education Are we about to enter an era of postsecondary education reform comparable to what we’ve seen in the K-12 arena for almost 30 years? (Huffington Post)

Dartmouth College, University of Chicago Get Record Undergrad Applications – Bloomberg Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago reported all-time highs in undergraduate applications for admission, joining at least four other U.S. colleges in setting records. (bloomberg.com)

Hard Times Sharpen the MLA’s Lens on Labor and the Humanities The Modern Language Association called at its annual meeting for collective action to convince administrators and legislators of the humanities’ value. (chronicle.com)

For-Profit Colleges Facing Taxpayer-Funds Loss Fight Aid Limit For-profit colleges are urging the U.S. Congress to change a law that threatens their access to billions of dollars in federal student aid, the companies’ biggest source of revenue. (bloomberg.com)

For Love of Longform Students might still prefer bound books to the e-alternative, but researchers have long since discovered the benefits of electronic versions of scholarly texts. University presses and academic nonprofits are teaming up to make longform content available, at last, in the same searchable online databases that researchers for years have used to browse through archived journal articles. (Inside Higher Ed)