Notes in the Margins: Partying, score inflation and the G.I. Bill

Bucknell University Admits To Inflating SAT Scores Mean SAT results for incoming freshmen were overstated by an average of 16 points between 2006 and 2012, according to President John Bravman. The motive behind the misrepresentation is unclear, he said, though college entrance exam scores often figure into national rankings. (The Huffington Post)

Pressure builds for schools to help grads get jobs Students, parents demanding pricey universities do more to help grads in a tough job market. (USA Today)

Short, funny webseries taking off among students The days of the two-hour comedy flick holding a monopoly on humor are gone, and snappy webseries like Very Mary-Kate are quickly becoming part of the funny conversation. (USA Today)

Record Number Of College Freshmen Are Lame New research from the University of California-Los Angeles says fewer college students than ever are spending their nights partying — or at least admit to it. (The Huffington Post)

Not your grandfather’s GI Bill Under the new bill, referred to as GI Bill 2.0, tuition fees at a public institution are covered only up to the highest tuition cost state residents pay. If the student veteran is considered a non-resident, they are responsible for paying the difference, which can run into tens of thousands of dollars per year. (University World News via NAICU)