Notes in the Margins: GIs, premeds and the skills gap

Victory For Veterans: G.I. Bill Legislation Clears Final Hurdle Tens of thousands of student veterans attending private colleges on the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill cleared the final hurdle in an ongoing battle to secure promised tuition dollars. (The Huffington Post)

Western Michigan University spends $2 million to buy rival bookstore Western Michigan University is spending $2 million to buy one of its biggest competitors in the textbook market — even while countries such as South Korea are eliminating textbooks in its schools in favor of digital technology. (The Grand Rapids Press via University Business)

An Expensive, Alternative Route to Medical School Postbaccalaureate premed programs can boost your chances of getting into med school, but aren’t cheap. (U.S. News & World Report)

Colleges Join Plan for Faster Computer Networks A coalition of 28 universities will reach out to telecommunications companies for suggestions and to corporations for business ideas. (The New York Times)

Bridging the Skills Gap in Today’s Economy A dire need for workforce development is at hand for today’s adults who are struggling to complete basic schooling and hone the skills necessary for gainful employment in our global, multi-faceted and fast-paced economy. (The Huffington Post)