Notes in the Margins: Expats, unions and Osama Bin Laden

YouTube Goes to College UC-Berkeley is one of nearly 450 universities worldwide—roughly 390 of which are in the U.S. and Canada—that have established a channel via YouTube EDU. In total, the schools have uploaded 63,500 hours—or about seven years—worth of video content, ranging from class lectures to interactive question-and-answer “office hours” with professors. (U.S. News & World Report)

Unemployed, educated and indebted: More Millennials seeking work outside U.S. While it is true that expat communities from the U.S. can be found all over the world, Asia has become a particularly popular destination for recent graduates. (USA Today)

Faculty Groups Form Campaign For Higher EducationDecrying what they said is an “assault” on higher education, college faculty groups from California and other states launched a national campaign Tuesday for a larger voice in education funding and policy decisions. (Los Angeles Times via University Business)

Colleges should be more worldly The endless images of college students celebrating a major military accomplishment (the killing of Osama Bin Laden) left me grasping to recall the last time Americanstudents were so deeply animated by international political events. We might use the moment to reflect on troubling trends in our colleges and universities. (The Washington Post)

On Campus: First Group Of University Of Wisconsin System Academic Staff Vote To Unionize Academic staff at UW-Superior voted to unionize today, the first group of academic staff to do so in the University of Wisconsin System. They voted 89 to 5, out of a group of 174, in favor of union representation through AFT-Wisconsin. UW System faculty and academic staff got the right to unionize in June 2009, but a new law would prevent them from collectively bargaining. The law, part of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, has not been implemented because of court challenges. (Wisconsin State Journal via University Business)