Notes in the Margins: Green colleges, GPA context and tenure revision

UNC adds context to GPAs to combat grade inflation A 3.1 in one college course is not the same as a 3.1 in another. Subject matters range in difficulty, as do the grading styles of professors. But how does an employer know the difference? (The Washington Post)

College hopefuls look for green universities More applicants demand major commitments by universities to reducing carbon footprint. (USA Today)

Westminster Class of 2015 bonds via Facebook photos Right now on Facebook, thousands of high school seniors are virtually meeting fellow members of the Class of 2015. But what’s the best way to organize so many introductions? (The Washington Post)

Ala. GOP senators push through tenure revisions Republicans in the state Senate Education Committee have pushed through legislation to rewrite Alabama’s tenure law. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

NCAA says no go on Fighting Sioux law A new state law that orders the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname won’t shield the school from penalties for continuing to use a moniker the NCAA considers hostile to American Indians. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)