Notes in the Margins: Youth voting, financial aid and another anti-Obama ruckus

Racial epithets heard at Virginia college after Obama’s reelection Hampden-Sydney College, an all-male school in central Virginia, is investigating an election-night incident in which a group of students upset about President Obama’s reelection set off fireworks, threw bottles and then shouted racial epithets at members of a minority student organization, officials said Thursday. (The Washington Post)

Under Obama, Some College Financial Aid Could Change in 2013 Despite the election results, some students could see facets of their aid awards change. (U.S. News & World Report)

Can You Picture This? Academic Research Published as a Graphic Novel! What would be a novel way of engaging people more people with research findings? Academics are wondering if traditional journal articles are still fit for purpose or if an injection of creativity is needed. Gareth Morris looks at how illustrated findings can draw greater impact for researchers. (LSE / Impact of Social Sciences)

Study: About 49% of young voters cast ballots Turns out young voters made up a larger percentage of the total electorate (19%) this year than in 2008 (18%). (USA Today)

Why college savers should fear the fiscal cliff Automatic spending cuts that are set to kick in at year-end — as part of the so-called fiscal cliff — could result in an 8% cut in federal aid. (MarketWatch via NAICU)