Notes in the Margins: Trump, social media and varying tuition

Trump’s ‘University’ Accused Of Scamming Customers The for-profit institution is the target of a class-action lawsuit in federal court and the attorneys general of six states are investigating numerous complaints about it. (The Huffington Post)

Social Media Helps, Hinders Job Search for Grads New job titles have been created for web-savvy college graduates–but be wary of what you make public. (U.S. News & World Report)

University of California weighs varying tuitions at its 10 campuses Proponents say demand should help set price; they cite benefits to all campuses. Critics call the idea elitist and say it would undercut UC’s unified system. Should an education at UC Berkeley cost more than one at UC Santa Cruz? Should a student pay $11,000 in tuition at UC Riverside while his friend is billed $16,000 at UCLA? (Los Angeles Times)

In Buffalo, Visions, Perhaps Illusions, of a University-Fueled Revitalization A proposed $5 billion expansion of the University at Buffalo would help jump-start the area’s ailing economy, but skeptics see the plan as a fantasy. (The New York Times)

Pell Grant program critical to region’s economic growth The region’s colleges and universities provide a variety of long-term benefits which stem from an educated workforce, from higher earning potential for graduates, to lower incarceration costs. Our region’s institutions of higher learning provide the skills and training that workers need to compete for 21st century jobs. (Hartford Business Journal via University Business)