Notes in the Margins: Sexism, racial separation and a student-employment guarantee

A Star Philosopher Falls, and a Debate Over Sexism Is Set Off The case of Colin McGinn, who agreed to leave the University of Miami after sexual harassment claims, has drawn scrutiny to a field that some say is rife with gender bias. (The New York Times)

Universities warn national leaders against cutting funds Presidents and chancellors signed a letter to President Obama and Congress warning against cutting higher education funding and investments in research. (USA Today)

Blacks Attend Underfunded ‘Racially Separate’ Colleges Despite high test scores and access to higher education, black students often attend poorly-funded colleges and receive certificates instead of earning degrees, according to a recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. (NNPA via University Business)

Davenport plans employment guarantee for students  The university system will offer qualifying students a guarantee that if no demand exists for their degrees by the time they are completed, the university will pay for them to return and retrain in new fields. (Crain’s Detroit Business via NAICU)

Student services fuel rising college costs Colleges, on average, are growing their administrative ranks and spending more on noninstructional services. (Lancaster Online via NAICU)