Notes in the Margins: Finance, cuts and the fear of God

Universities Feel the Heat Amid Cuts A panel warned that funding cuts to higher education are hurting the global competitiveness of U.S. research universities, the latest sign of financial strain that is intensifying battles over school leadership. (The Wall Street Journal)

University Sends ‘Fear of God’ Letter to Students With Senioritis About 100 seniors will have to explain their lackluster final semester of high school to the dean of Texas Christian University, or their admission offers will be rescinded. (The New York Times)

Should Parents Pay for College? Consider one family’s approach to funding kids’ degrees. (U.S. News & World Report)

Summer SAT for group of elite students is canceled College Board gives in after complaint from a San Mateo counselor that the plan to let a group of gifted students take the SAT this summer wasn’t fair. It’s not easy to go up against the College Board, the powerful administrator of the SAT. But that’s exactly what Elizabeth Stone did — and she won. (Los Angeles Times)

Finance Jobs Still Appeal to Graduates at Dartmouth Wall Street’s allure may have dimmed for some of America’s sharpest young minds in recent years, but a quick look at the top of Dartmouth College’s class of 2012 shows that the appeal seems to remain strong. (The New York Times)