Notes in the Margins: Student athletes, hospital violence and the rich

Student-Athlete Equation Could Be a Win-Win What if colleges didn’t just provide them with a stage for their performances, but prepared them for their exit from it? And what if they aspired to make the legacy of this multibillion-dollar entertainment industry more than just entertainment? (The New York Times)

How Hospital Violence Affects Medical Students One study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that 16 percent of a third-year medical school class surveyed reported being subjected to physical assaults. (U.S. News & World Report)

High Tuition a Burden for the Rich Too A solid 46% of affluent Americans say they are concerned with the cost of higher education, but that number jumps to 99% when looking solely at affluent Americans age 18-34. As such, one in three of those surveyed of all those surveyed had already started a college fund by their child’s first birthday. (MainStreet.com via NAICU)

IBM unplugs from U of I supercomputer project IBM Corp. on Monday dropped out of a project to build one of the world’s fastest supercomputers at the University of Illinois, saying it requires too much financial and technical support. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

Moody’s Warns Student Loans May Be The Next Financial Bubble To Burst Record borrowing by college students who are graduating without jobs may lead to the next financial crisis, according to a recent report by Moody’s Analytics. The Moody’s report points to the fact that student loan volume growth, unlike other lending, has accelerated during the recession. This is due in part to people seeking more education and retraining as well as some students opting to remain in college longer to avoid poor job prospects. (The Huffington Post via NAICU)