Notes in the Margins: Sex, academic freedom and cyberattacks

Senate Reaches Deal to End Fight Over Student Loan Interest Rates A Senate aide said that the new proposal, which had been the subject of tense negotiations since the rates doubled on July 1, would include a cap on federal Stafford and PLUS loans and a relatively low interest rate. (The New York Times)

Universities Face a Rising Barrage of Cyberattacks Campuses are being forced to tighten security, constrict their culture of openness and try to determine what has been stolen. (The New York Times)

E-mails reveal censorship efforts by Mitch Daniels as Indiana governorMitch Daniels, the new president of Purdue University and the former two-term governor of Indiana, has some explaining to do. When he was governor, the AP reports, he quietly pushed to remove books and courses that he considered to be too liberal, action not well received in the academic world in which he now works. Daniels wanted the writings of the liberal Howard Zinn, an anti-war activist and historian, to be banned from schools. He also suggested that funding for a program run by a professor who had criticized him be withdrawn, and sought what he termed a “cleanup” of courses being taught at colleges training teachers. (The Washington Post)

Does higher education mean lower joy on the job? American workers with a college degree are less likely than their counterparts with a high school diploma to feel enthusiastic about their jobs, and that’s “bad for the U.S. economy,” a new report says. (USA Today)

Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, TooCollege men want to have casual sex, and women want romance, right? Increasingly, however, women are the ones looking to hook up. (The New York Times)