Notes in the Margins: Ham, transfers and social-media MBAs

College transfers on the rise: More students attending more than one institution When students enroll at Grand Valley State University, they’re more likely now than a decade ago to take a class or two at another institution – typically a community college – as they pursue their degree. Administrators say the data reflects a trend that is playing out at colleges and universities around the nation. (MLive via University Business)

Teachers embrace social media in class Some studies show that integrating social media into college coursework may be helping students learn better. (USA Today)

Ham, Holidays and Other Puzzles as Medical College Shifts Its Religious Affiliation New York Medical College was planning to change its affiliation to Jewish from Catholic when an employee approached Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka in the cafeteria, voice raised and finger wagging, and demanded, “When you take over, will I be able to eat my ham sandwich here?” (The New York Times)

Avoid Social Media M.B.A.’s, Some Students Say A course or two in social media can be helpful, but students say it’s not worth a whole concentration. (U.S. News & World Report)

Tech Titans Fund Students A group of Silicon Valley leaders is funding efforts to help undocumented youths attend college, find jobs and stay in the country. (The Wall Street Journal)