Notes in the Margins: Gaddafi, foreign presidents and an online empire

More Foreign-Born Scholars Lead U.S. Universities The globalization of the college presidency is an outgrowth of the increase of international students on campuses. (The New York Times)

Colleges urged to screen more for depression Northwestern professor Michael Fleming said that by screening more students, he and his fellow researchers found that the rates of depression and suicidal thought were nearly twice as high as those found in previous studies. Those studies were based on students’ answers on general college surveys and data collected from those who visited counseling centers, he said. (The Baltimore Sun via University Business)

The Choice: Online Aid for Making ‘The Decision’ A simple Web site asks applicants where they’ve applied and what factors are important, then spits out a customized ranking. (The New York Times)

Buying Legitimacy: How A Group Of California Executives Built An Online College Empire A new, 500-seat football stadium adorns the campus, and is featured prominently in Ashford’s promotional literature, though the university has no football team. Signs around campus proudly read “Founded 1918” and “90 Years Strong,” despite the fact that Ashford — one of the nation’s fastest-growing for-profit colleges — has existed for less than a decade. (The Huffington Post)

Gaddafi Son Expelled from Top MBA Program Madrid-based IE Business School expelled the 27-year son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi from its one-year international MBA course last week after learning that he is reportedly leading an elite military brigade trying to crush the rebellion. Khamis Gaddafi had enrolled in the program last April and was supposed to be serving an internship with an unidentified American company that has business interests in Libya. He was set to graduate with his MBA in June. (Poets & Quants)