Banks, Harvard law grads and NSA-proof email

Actress to Harvard law grads: ‘I’m afraid a couple of you probably are evil. That’s just the odds.’ Here’s another in a series of interesting/amusing/surprising commencement speeches that have been given in the 2014 graduation season. (The Washington Post)

Harvard and MIT students create NSA-proof e-mail service While students do express concern over their privacy, many are also so integrated into their current e-mail providers that they are hesitant to make the switch. (USA Today)

Expelled Duke University student sues school after sexual assault claims denied him degree  Lewis McLeod, a psychology major who was investigated by police but never criminally charged, has filed a lawsuit demanding the $250,000 degree he paid for. (New York Daily News via University Business)

How a college with 340 students lost $220 million in five years A case study in the baffling realities of higher-education financing. (New England Center for Investigative Reporting via The Hechinger Report)

Colleges are getting millions to steer students toward certain banks A group of 65 congressional Democrats, led by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), introduced legislation last week to end this payoff system and prevent universities from steering students into payment products. (The Washington Post via NAICU)

  • Joe

    Yeah, universities shouldn’t steer people towards specific banks, they should be allowed to make their own choice and if they choose to use payday lending services to finance their education that shouldn’t be hindered by the influence of larger institutions…