Notes in the Margins: Mental health, Muslims and Pell grants

Serious Mental Health Needs Seen Growing at Colleges Surveys show that nearly half of students who visit counseling centers have serious mental illness. (

U.S. students discovering U.K. universities When Adelaide Waldrop learned that she had been consigned to the wait list at each of the four universities she wanted most to attend, it was as if all the excitement had drained from her collegiate quest. (

Deloitte CEO: Better Career Preparation Starts in High School If we’re really serious about preparing our young people to enter the job market, we need to gather information on college performance and channel it back to our high school teachers, principals and administrators. (Speakeasy – Wall Street Journal)

Enrollment of Muslim students is growing at Catholic colleges in U.S. In the past few years, enrollment of Muslim students has spiked at Catholic campuses across the country. Last year, Catholic colleges had an even higher percentage of Muslim students than the average four-year institution in the United States. The influx has astonished and sometimes befuddled administrators. (The Washington Post)

Pell Grants Face Uncertain Future After months of wrangling, Congress grappled Friday with stopgap financing to keep the government in business after the budget expires this weekend. But the temporary measures, probably extending to mid-February, will most likely continue the current budget without providing extra Pell money. (The New York Times)