Notes in the Margins: Internees, immersion and the elite

Chinese Rush to U.S. Colleges Reveals Predatory Fees for Recruits More than 400 agencies licensed by the Chinese government, and many others that aren’t, charge thousands of dollars to help fill out applications, ghost-write essays and arrange visas for Chinese students.These agents also often misrepresent or conceal their U.S. affiliations. (Bloomberg via University Business)

Japanese American former internees to get honorary degrees Seventy years after they were forced into internment camps during World War II, 20 former Japanese American Santa Ana College students will be recognized with honorary degrees Friday during the campus’ graduation ceremony. One woman will receive the associate of arts degree she earned. (Los Angeles Times)

Blind man files discrimination suit over law school admission test A blind Michigan man, rejected by three law schools after scoring poorly on the Law School Admission Test, is suing the American Bar Association, arguing that the group’s exam requirements discriminate against the visually impaired. (CNN)

Liberal arts college teaching in a second language In what some are calling the first program of its kind, Georgetown College, a Christian liberal arts college in Georgetown, Ky., will welcome its first cohort of 15 students to its Spanish immersion program. These students still will be able to pursue a major in any of the college’s departments, but they will take about one-third of their core requirements in Spanish instead of English. (USA Today)

Economic Scene: Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite The admissions policies of elite colleges don’t matter just to high school seniors; they’re a matter of national interest. (The Washington Post)