Notes in the Margins: Apple, the brain drain and a nontraditional university

Trade secrets: Why some opt for the university alternative While trade school has its benefits, the biggest downfall of it is the stigma of trade schools in society. (USA Today)

Pa. college machine dispenses ‘morning-after’ pill The vending machine at Shippensburg University’s Etter Health Center provides the Plan B emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests. (USA Today)

The 8 States College Graduates Love To Leave Perhaps the most prevalent type of brain drain is driven by the same factors that make intelligent, young professionals everywhere in the world move from one place to another: money, resources, and opportunities. Some states can offer these in spades, while others are struggling to hold on to recent college grads and long-term professionals alike. (Edudemic)

A nontraditional university for nontraditional students Here is a guest post from Alan Walker, president of Upper Iowa University. The private, nonprofit university is unusual in its “global” format: Most of its 6,000-plus students attend through distance education programs in the United States and abroad. (The Washington Post)

Digital, Print Textbooks to Compete for College Audience Professors and students wait to see the impact of Apple’s big splash in the college landscape. (U.S. News & World Report)