Notes in the Margins: Loughner, business poets and secular studies

UC tuition might jump 32% if tax proposal fails, Yudof says UC President Mark G. Yudof tells regents that this fall’s 8% tuition increase may be dwarfed by an additional 32% midyear hike if Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan for tax extensions is not approved. (Los Angeles Times)

Business Schools Recruit Poets, Philosophers and Scientists Wake Forest University’s M.A. in Management program, founded three years ago, is one of several graduate programs that have recently started targeting students without business experience. (U.S. News & World Report)

Emails document Loughner’s outbursts at college The college where the Tucson shooting suspect once was a student on Thursday released a slew of emails written in the months before he was suspended, painting a picture of Jared Lee Loughner as a struggling student with emotional problems who disturbed others with his odd behavior and by bringing a pocketknife to class. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

College admissions counselors wary of U.S. News rankings College admissions counselors don’t think much of the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of colleges and universities, according to a new survey released today. (The Washington Post)

Secular Studies Arrives at Last A few weeks ago, two requisite committees at Pitzer College approved the formation of a secular studies program. This was a historic first, as no such program exists anywhere else. (The Huffington Post)