Notes in the Margins: Orientation, MBA rankings and redefining success

MBA Rankings: A Better Way Media rankings of MBA programs do a poor job of assessing quality. Three professors propose a rating system that allows users to define the terms. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Law Students Can Find Ways to Pay Off Debt For law students doing public interest work, take a look at state loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs). (U.S. News & World Report)

Redefining Community College Success An Education Department committee has further honed its recommendations for how to overhaul the way the government measures the success of community colleges. (Inside Higher Ed)

Senate Hearing Slams For-Profit College For Subprime Mortgage Type Loans Students attending for-profit colleges are subject to subprime mortgage-like loans that saddle them with thousands of dollars in debt and waste millions in taxpayer dollars, Democratic lawmakers and education experts said at a Senate hearing this week. (Associated Press via The Huffington Post)

A Class Gets Acquainted Months Before Freshman Fall The author, who graduated college a quarter century ago, watches in amazement as her college-bound daughter meets her new classmates, virtually, months before arriving on campus. (The New York Times)