Notes in the Margins: Stonewalling, Muslim chaplains and overeager parents

Students starting college search too early? Some people are visiting colleges in eighth grade and practicing the SAT in seventh. One veteran college counselor thinks even first semester of junior year may be too early. (The Washington Post)

More U.S. colleges adding Muslim chaplains More colleges have full-time Muslim chaplains working alongside the Christian and Jewish chaplains already common on campuses. (USA Today)

Economy Is Growing Factor in College Choices, Poll Finds If the economy is indeed improving, it is not reflected in the factors cited in the decision-making of aspiring college freshmen. (The New York Times)

Student Newspaper Calls Out College for ‘Stonewalling’ About Arizona Shooter, Other Issues A student newspaper at an Arizona community college is criticizing administrators for keeping “a tight noose around release of information,” including remaining silent about the school’s connection to infamous shooter Jared Lee Loughner. (College Media Matters via The Huffington Post)

Online Law Schools Have Yet to Pass the Bar Many argue that fully online programs aren’t the path to a traditional legal career. (US News & World Report)