Notes in the Margins: Anti-Semitism, student government and The Situation

On college campuses, a gender gap in student government Women have now outpaced men on key measures of college success: More enroll, more graduate and they earn higher grades. Yet on many campuses, student government is dominated by men. (The Washington Post)

SAT’s Reality TV Essay Stumps Some An essay prompt in some versions of the SAT administered last Saturday asked students to opine on reality television. (The New York Times)

Higher Education’s Dirty Little Secret Libya’s human rights crisis shined a much-needed spotlight on the relationship between universities and their more problematic funders. (The Huffington Post)

More Graduate Students Consider Study Abroad Studying in other countries has often seemed a privilege reserved for undergraduates—not busy, focused, and frequently overextended graduate students. But times are changing, experts say. (US News & World Report)

Education Dept. Investigates Complaint of Anti-Semitism at UC-Santa Cruz The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has announced plans to investigate the University of California at Santa Cruz for anti-Semitism, based on a lecturer’s complaint that administrators there had turned a deaf ear to her concerns that critics of Israel were creating a hostile climate for Jewish people on the campus. (Chronicle of Higher Education)