Notes in the Margins: Link rot, the Dalai Lama and accountability

MSU Mankato student sought for alleged rape of another student Police are looking for a man who allegedly raped a woman he knew after she refused his Facebook requests to meet with her. (

Dalai Lama to visit U in May The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leader, will come to the University of Minnesota on May 8 for a two-day visit. Nearly 9,000 tickets for the event will go on sale October 18, and will be sold through the Northrop ticket office. Prices range from $15 to $500 depending on the specific event and seating arrangements.The Dalai Lama made his last appearance in the Twin Cities in 2001. (

Audio: What ‘The Social Network’ Says About Facebook’s Place on Campuses The Tech Therapy team looks back on the rise of Facebook and asks whether colleges have a responsibility to educate students about the network’s privacy implications. (

Bail set for driver cited in death of 3 students After allegedly driving drunk and killing three students, including two affiliated with the University of Minnesota, a judge in Dane County, Wis., has set the bond at $30,000 for Bradley Erickson — $10,000 for each fatality. Marcus Johnson, Elysia Rapp and Wilfredo Ugarte were fixing a flat tire when Erickson allegedly rear-ended and killed all three of them. (

A Modern Scholar’s Ailments: Link Rot and Footnote Flight A plague of dead links to Web-based resources threatens academe. (

Tommie community on the lookout for window peeper Some St. Thomas students have reported multiple instances of a prowler peering into dorm rooms and taking pictures. (

In Return for Federal Dollars, Obama Demands Results From Colleges The president promised and delivered more money, but his carrot-and-stick approach to financing colleges rankles some educators. (

Audio: Christian Colleges’ Powerful Take on Sustainability A theologian says the missing piece in the discussion about alternative energy or green buildings is often their moral dimension. (

Online Colleges and States Are at Odds Over Quality Standards Responding to what they call unfair scrutiny from state and federal regulators, representatives from online colleges discussed a self-imposed quality-assurance framework at today’s Presidents’ Forum in Washington, convened by Excelsior College. (