Notes in the Margins: AP credit, military officials and tuition calculators

Dartmouth College Ending Advanced Placement Credit High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth College, which has concluded the tests aren’t as rigorous as its own classes. (Associated Press)

Major coup as US institutions enlist four-star leadership When Francis Hendricks took over this month as president of Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, academics and students may have felt the urge to salute. Mr Hendricks is a former US Air Force brigadier general, one of a number of ex-military leaders being appointed to high-level positions at US universities as institutions cope with growing pressures to reform. (Times Higher Education)

University Of North Carolina Routinely Violates Sexual Assault Survivor Rights, Students Claim A group of sexual assault survivors have filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on behalf of themselves and those 64 others. Their complaint alleges UNC violated assault survivors’ rights. They claim that UNC often acts as though no assault has taken place, protecting alleged rapists while victimizing students and disenfranchising assault survivor advocates. (The Huffington Post)

 

The Scary Economics Of Higher Education It would seem to be an overreach for universities to be adding costly real estate at a time when their customers are struggling financially. (Forbes via NAICU) 

Lacking protected bike lanes, student cyclists face danger Students who live in cities without dedicated bike lanes must navigate unsafe streets and obstacles. (USA Today)

Clarity and Confusion From Tuition Calculators Federal rules require colleges to provide online calculators that generate a personalized estimate of the net price of attendance, based on answers to a series of questions about a family’s finances. Many families are approaching these new tools with caution, however, finding that they vary widely in thoroughness and clarity. Moreover, there is no publicly available information for gauging how accurate they are. (The New York Times)