Notes in the Margins: Endowments, fake classes and gender-neutral bathrooms

College endowments Harvard University tops this study of college endowments covers the fiscal year 2013 and was released Jan. 28. (The Washington Post)

Transgender activists fight for gender-neutral bathrooms Seventy percent of transgender survey respondents in Washington, D.C., reported being physically or verbally abused in bathrooms in a 2013 study released by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. (USA Today)

Thunderbird Copes With Fallout From Laureate Deal Alumni Voice Concerns as B-School Awaits All-Clear From Accreditor (The Wall Street Journal)

University of North Carolina Apologizes for Fake Classes, Promises Real Change That painful history consists of the transformation of UNC’s former African and Afro-American Studies Department into a factory churning out fake grades from phony classes disproportionately attended by varsity athletes. (BloombergBusinessweek via University Business)

DeVry Becomes an Unlikely Olympic Powerhouse On Monday, DeVry — the for-profit educator perhaps best known to insomniacs and other viewers of late-night television — landed 15 students on the national Olympic team headed for the Sochi Games in Russia, including serious medal contenders in Alpine skiing, bobsled and luge, courtesy of a partnership the university signed in late 2011 with the United States Olympic Committee. (The New York Times)