Notes in the Margins: Disclosure, hiding newspapers, and a free education

Apple, major publishers hit with federal antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing According to the complaint, filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, at least five publishersSimon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin and Macmillanconspired with Apple to fix prices for e-books ahead of the 2010 launch of the iPad tablet and iBookstore, forcing Amazon to raise prices for e-books on the rival Kindle. (Yahoo)

Let’s bring back the idea of a free UC education Tuition increases are threatening to place a University of California education out of the reach of working-class and middle-class students. (Los Angeles Times via University Business)

Community college programs help fill skills gap in U.S. Community colleges have long viewed job training as part of their mission, but the role has taken on more significance during the recession.(USA Today)

Editorial: Disclosure to Student Borrowers The Senate introduced a sensible bill that would require lenders and colleges to educate students about their borrowing options. This measure deserves to become law. (The New York Times)

College admission staffers hid newspapers As the Christopher Newport University admissions office prepared for visits from hundreds of high school students and their parents on April 4, a few staffers tidied up the Newport News campus by collecting and hiding copies of the student newspaper, which contained the headline: “Suspected meth lab on East Campus.” (The Washington Post)