Notes in the Margins: SAT cheating, Facebook drinkers and the G.I Bill

A Broader G.I. Bill Unless strong controls are put in place, the surge of G.I. Bill money will be a windfall for fly-by-night schools more interested in cashing in on veterans than educating them. (The New York Times)

Facebook Can Help Identify Problem Drinkers In College Not sure if you or a friend has a drinking problem? Head to Facebook. According to a new study, the powerhouse social networking site can also be used as a diagnostic tool for alcohol issues. (The Huffington Post)

SAT Cheating Rare, But Usually High Profile The College Board estimates that it invalidates some 2,000 tests each year because of suspected cheating. Usually, students are caught collaborating or skipping ahead on the test. But occasionally, more blatant cheating like that in Long Island is uncovered. (U.S. News & World Report)

The University of Wherever Two recent events at Stanford University suggest that the day is growing nearer when quality higher education confronts the technological disruptions that have already upended the music and book industries, humbled enterprises from Kodak to the Postal Service (not to mention the newspaper business), and helped destabilize despots across the Middle East. (The New York Times)

UW-Stout changes stance on professor’s “Firefly” poster A University of Wisconsin-Stout professor will be able to hang his poster of “Firefly” Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds a week after a debate over the cult television show character’s language erupted into a national First Amendment issue for college campuses. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via University Business)