Notes in the Margins: Media, global recruitment and the Common App

Chancellors Can Lower Illegal Immigrant Tuition, Regents Told University of Wisconsin System officials said they can offer significant tuition breaks to illegal immigrants even if lawmakers approve provisions in the state budget designed to curtail that practice. (Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)

College group targets incentive payments for international student recruiters An influential college-admissions association is seeking to end the increasingly common practice among colleges of paying international recruiters based on how many foreign students they deliver. (The Washington Post)

Harvard Business School Class Changes Its Look Harvard Business School’s incoming class will have a substantially smaller percentage of finance professionals than in previous years. Instead, a higher number of students will have manufacturing and technology backgrounds. (The Wall Street Journal)

Bad Job Market: Why the Media Are Always Wrong About the Value of a College Degree For going on four decades, the press has been raising alarms that college degrees may no longer be a sound investment. Two things about these stories have remained constant: They always feature an over-educated bartender, and they are always wrong. (The New Republic)

On Common App, Georgetown now stands alone Starting July 1, USC will accept the Common Application. And with that move, Georgetown becomes the last holdout among traditional national universities in embracing a universal college application. (The Washington Post)