Notes in the Margins: Voting, visas and student entrepreneurship

U.K. Visa Issues May Affect Level of Non-E.U. Students The number of non-European Union students studying in Britain has doubled in a decade, but recent visa requirements could have a negative impact on foreign student numbers, according to a report by Universities UK, an organization representing British universities. (The New York Times)

Election highlights voting accessibility for students Efforts to make voting more accessible for students are cropping up around the country. The process is not easy for students, especially in states where new voter identification laws are changing the voting process – and by many accounts making it more difficult for students to participate. (USA Today)

Student entre­pre­neur­ship in college is on the rise in poor economy Driven by a desire to find personal fulfillment along with a paycheck, and by a sour economy that makes traditional employment seem just as risky as starting a business, members of the so-called millennial generation — the 20-something children of the baby boomers — are increasingly forgoing traditional career paths and are hatching business plans based on social responsibility and their own passions, interests and ideals. (The Washington Post Magazine via NAICU)

For many middle-income families, elite colleges are no longer within reach A smaller percentage of middle-income undergraduate students is attending the nation’s elite public universities, raising concerns among experts and college officials that years of rising costs and tuition increases are putting top-tier educations at top public schools beyond the reach of some families. (Detroit Free Press via NAICU)

US curbs work program for foreign college students The State Department put a freeze Monday on expansion of a program that lines up summer jobs in the U.S. for foreign college students, citing persistent complaints about young people getting ripped off and exploited. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)