Notes in the Margins: Obama's college aid, Occupy and the $10k degree

Obama to Propose Community College Aid President Obama will propose an $8 billion program with the goal of training two million workers for well-paying jobs in high-demand industries, officials said. (The New York Times)

Universities are bringing Occupy into the classroom Social movement has sparked widespread interest on college campuses. (USA Today)

Claremont McKenna’s inflated scores bring new scrutiny to college rankings Some students and their counselors say they might take annual magazine listings of colleges less seriously than in the past. (Los Angeles Times)

A bachelor’s degree for $10,000 How’s this for keeping college affordable: Excelsior College just rolled out a program that guarantees a bachelor’s degree for $10,000. (The Washington Post)

No discipline planned at Dickinson State after ‘diploma mill’ audit, says NDUS chancellor The chancellor of North Dakota’s university system says no immediate discipline is planned for any Dickinson State University employees in the wake of an audit determining the school awarded hundreds of degrees to foreign students who didn’t earn them. (Associated Press via Grand Forks Herald)