Notes in the Margins: Master's degrees, B-school and aid to illegal students

Bowdoin Says No Need for SAT While Buying College Board Scores Colleges from Bowdoin in Maine to Pitzer in California dropped the SAT entrance exam as a requirement, saying it favors the affluent, penalizes minorities and doesn’t predict academic success. What they don’t advertise is they find future students by buying names of kids who do well on the test. (Bloomberg)

Calif. law opens private aid to Illegal students A new bill will let students who entered the country illegally receive private financial aid at California’s public colleges. (USA Today)

How Disruptive Innovation is Remaking the University A disruptive technology, online learning, is at work in higher education, allowing both for-profit and traditional not-for-profit institutions to rethink the entire traditional higher education model. Private universities without national recognition and large endowments are at great financial risk. So are public universities, even prestigious ones such as the University of California at Berkeley. (Working Knowledge via University Business)

The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s Call it credentials inflation. A four-year degree may not cut it anymore. (The New York Times)

The B-School Case Study Gets a Digital Makeover Tablet technology is beginning to transform case studies from straightforward narratives into complex and changeable plots—a metamorphosis nearly a century in the making. (Bloomberg via University Business)