Notes in the Margins: Web sites, English majors and Asia online

Frat Is the New Black: The Emergence of College-Centric Websites Sites for collegiate are popping up all over the place — BroBible, HerCampus, Honest College, CollegeACB, My Life is Bro … the list goes on. (The Huffington Post)

Is College Worth It? Answers From Presidents and the Public Fifty-seven percent of those questioned in a Pew Research Center survey of members of the public said “the higher education system in the United States fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend,” according to the report. Moreover, three-quarters say “college is too expensive for most Americans to afford.” (The New York Times)

Online Degrees Come of Age in Asia Some universities have long specialized in such distance education, but now more homegrown Asian institutions are seeking to tap the demand for higher education in underserved areas. (The New York Times)

Relax, English Majors Every year, some of the most nervous graduates are liberal-arts majors, who have been told by too many people that they are unprepared for the future. This is wrong. If they have been diligent, they are prepared for a future in which many of tomorrow’s jobs don’t even exist yet. (The Philadelphia Inquirer via University Business)

Student Protests Against Sodexo Continue At UW University of Washington students returned to Gerberding Hall Thursday to protest the university’s contract with a global food-services provider accused of abusing workers’ rights. (The Seattle Times via University Business)