Notes in the Margins: Guns on campus, SAT security and the 4-year guarantee

Pay for Only 4 Years of College. Guaranteed. At Randolph-Macon College this year, a new student, along with a parent and the college president, could sign a special agreement that is emerging at some colleges and universities: As long as the student keeps up with academic work and meets regularly with advisers, the college guarantees that earning a degree there will take no more than four years. (The New York Times)

State lawmakers push to allow guns on college campuses State lawmakers across the USA are pushing a growing number of bills this year that would legalize carrying guns on college campuses. (USA Today)

Students Object to Use of Sweatshop Labor on College Clothing At Ohio State, students are trying to stop a deal with an affiliate of the Dallas Cowboys that may have used sweatshop labor in El Salvador and Indonesia. (The New York Times)

College buzzing about energy drink sales ban The University of New Hampshire’s short-lived decision to ban the sale of nonalcoholic energy drinks has created more buzz than the caffeinated beverages themselves. (The Boston Globe)

NY prosecutor: Better SAT exam security is needed The administrators of college entrance exams should make immediate security changes to stop cheating, said the prosecutor who has accused a college student of using a fake ID to take exams for six of his buddies — one of them a girl. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)