Notes in the Margins: ROTC, Kaplan and the Fighting Sioux

UND denies pressuring Summit League to take stand on nickname, logo Less than a day after a news story implied UND pressured the Summit League to take a stand against the controversial Fighting Sioux nickname to help place the school’s potential membership on the fast track, UND athletic department officials went on the offensive to deny the allegation. (Grand Forks Herald)

College Freshmen Stress Levels High, Survey Finds The emotional health of college freshmen — who feel buffeted by the recession and stressed by the pressures of high school — has declined to the lowest level since an annual survey of incoming students started collecting data 25 years ago. (The New York Times)

Educators Zero In on What Lumina’s Degree-Qualification Template Would Mean If some are puzzled over what the blueprint could accomplish in terms of raising colleges’ standards, it may be because the hopes for it are wide-ranging. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Despite Obama’s Call, No Rush in R.O.T.C.’s Return to Campus Limited resources and low student interest will most likely keep colleges from opening their doors to military recruiters, regardless of the president’s request. (New York Times)

Disgruntled Students Petition Washington Post Company to Close Kaplan U. The petition has drawn more than 7,000 signatures. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Body of missing U student found in rail yard near TCF Bank Stadium The body of a University of Minnesota student who went missing last week was found in a rail yard near campus Thursday, though the cause and manner of his death have yet to be determined, police said. (Pioneer Press)