Notes in the Margins: D-school, online law and the GRE

Forget B-School, D-School Is Hot Stanford University’s d.school has gained recognition for introducing “design thinking” to executives, educators and lawyers. Now other schools are coming up with their own programs. (The Wall Street Journal)

Online Law Degrees Face Hung Jury Web-based J.D. and LL.M. degrees’ reputations may be rising, but they don’t seem to have arrived yet. (U.S. News & World Report)

College’s True Cost The Obama administration is rightly pressing colleges to bring clarity to the often misleading and unintelligible financial aid letters to newly admitted students. (The New York Times)

More Business Schools Accept GRE An increasing number of institutions allow applicants to take the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT. (U.S. News & World Report)

Increase in private student loans draws scrutiny With college costs spiraling, the marketing and interest rates of these loans are drawing increasing complaints from borrowers and regulators, who say teenage consumers often don’t understand their terms. (San Francisco Chronicle via University Business)