Notes in the Margins: Tours, race and religion

Competing for students, colleges turn to tours to seal the deal In an online world where details about thousands of colleges are as close as a computer keyboard, the old-fashioned, on-foot campus tour has assumed paramount importance. (Philadelphia Inquirer via NAICU)

The Student Loan Ranger: PSLF The ins and outs of Public Service Loan Forgiveness. (U.S. News & World Report)

Study: Education liberalizes religious views The old wisdom: The more educated you are, the less likely you will be religious. But a new study says education doesn’t drive people away from God — it gives them a more liberal attitude about who’s going to heaven. (USA Today)

College affirmative action back on Supreme Courts horizon Two recent decisions in lower courts — involving policies in Texas and Michigan — have raised the prospect that the issue of racial preferences will return to the high court. (The Washington Post via NAICU)

Colleges Sign Up For Obama’s Interfaith Program More than 250 colleges, universities and seminaries have submitted plans to the White House for yearlong interfaith service projects in response to a campaign launched by the Obama administration. (Religion News Service via The Huffington Post)