Notes in the Margins: Penn State, Canada and fitness over sports

Graham B. Spanier, Former Penn State President, Charged in Sandusky Case The charges against Graham B. Spanier, which include perjury, come as authorities examine how Penn State officials handled allegations of child sexual abuse involving Jerry Sandusky. (The New York Times)

The 10 Colleges Where The Professors Get Low Marks The Princeton Review recently ranked the colleges where the professors do not get especially good marks. In a surprising twist, the best university in the world, California Institute of Technology, ranked number 4 on the list. What does that say about professorial importance? (The Huffington Post)

What Scholars Are Saying About Online Education They’re all wondering when the major shift is going to happen. The question is no longer ‘if’ a shift will happen. It’s simply a question of ‘when’ we should expect to see a new form of education take hold. (Edudemic)

Spelman College chooses fitness over athletics Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. On Thursday, Spelman College — a historically black women’s college in Atlanta with a far-from-big-time NCAA athletics program — announced how it plans to return to the old model. The school said it would use the nearly $1 million that had been dedicated to its intercollegiate sports program, serving just 4 percent of students, for a campus-wide health and fitness program benefiting all 2,100. (Associated Press via University Business)

Lower costs lure U.S. college students to Canada, UK More than 10,000 Americans are earning graduate and undergraduate degrees in Canada, and 15,000 are pursuing degrees in the United Kingdom. Even with extra fees for international students, colleges and universities outside the United States, in many cases, cost less than the tuition at private colleges or the out-of-state charges at public universities. (McClatchy Papers via NAICU)