Notes in the Margins: A news roundup

Goldy ain’t cool: Because the Gopher is not on this list of 12 coolest college football mascots. But a tiger is? And a bulldog? And a Spartan? Zzzzzzz.

Now that’s a project: Listen to this audio about Century College Student Andy Richardson, who built a solar air furnace for his garage

It’s all about money: In both academics and sports, we need to manage our expectations and be realistic in how we compare colleges.

Now they’re taking our calls: Directors of some small Minnesota college endowments say the slump has made them more attractive to big-name fund managers looking for capital.

The laptop did it: Its awkward, one-size-fits-all setup may be the reason some students are complaining of neck strain, muscle aches and tingling fingers.