Notes in the Margins: Groupons, Fox Sports and Generation Y

Fox Sports Apologizes For Video That ‘Mocks Asian Students’ Fox Sports canceled a show that aired a segment that mocked Asian students who were filmed on the University of Southern California campus. Fox Sports Network spokesman Lou D’Ermilio said in a statement that last week’s segment was “clearly offensive” and that the show “The College Experiment” would be cancelled effective immediately. (Associated Press via The Huffington Post)

How For-Profit Colleges Can Save Themselves—and Higher Education For-profits would be wise to take a cue from other corporations that have reinvented themselves in the face of economic and political challenges. In particular, they may have a lot to learn from companies that evolved from producing and selling goods directly to consumers to providing services and expertise to other organizations. In short, for-profit colleges should consider becoming the next IBM. (The Atlantic via NAICU)

Generation X Simply Doesn’t Get It We, Generation Y, are a people who have lived through the need for “ADHD medicines,” “anti-depressants,” dysfunctional and broken families, a dot-com bust, financial collapse, failed government institutions, world hunger, terrorism, and international conflicts. Simply put, there has been little to celebrate in life since we’ve been around. (The Huffington Post)

University bids for students on Groupon National Louis University is offering a Groupon for a graduate-level introduction to teaching course, officials said. With the Groupon, prospective students can save nearly 60 percent on tuition for the single, three-credit course and earn credit toward a graduate degree. This is the first time an academic university has used the website as an effort to boost student interest. (Chicago Tribune via NAICU)

College drops out Atlantic Union College, a tight-knit Seventh-day Adventist school framed by hills and orchards in Central Massachusetts, laid off almost all of its 120 employees, told its 450 students there would be no classes this year, and shut down. (The Boston Globe)