Notes in the Margins: Rankings, community colleges and a campus nap room

Community college grads out-earn bachelor’s degree holders Many newly minted graduates of community colleges are defying history and stereotypes by proving that a bachelor’s degree is not, as widely believed, the only ticket to a middle-class income. (CNN)

Sequestration impact outlined school-by-school The sequester is expected to drain the federal work-study program budget by $37.6 million, and the funds for the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) will be cut by almost $33.6 million, according to projections released by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). Some of the nation’s schools are not projected to see any cuts to work-study or SEOG allocations, while others could see cuts in the realm of six digits. (USA Today)

A Global Curriculum for a Globalized Era More Indian students are choosing to take the International Baccalaureate over their own national curriculum — even those who are not planning on heading overseas. (The New York Times)

On-campus nap room proposed at Harvard A Harvard sophomore pitched the nap room concept to administrators on Harvard’s online petition tool. (USA Today)

Have researchers created a better college ranking model than U.S. News? Four researchers believe they’ve come up with a more accurate method of generating rankings, and that bodes well for Florida’s flagship, higher-education institutions — University of Florida and Florida State University. (Sunshine State News)