Notes in the Margins: Narcissists, for-profit layoffs and cheaper British tuition

’06 party injuries stick frat with suit The national chapter of University of Minnesota fraternity Delta Tau Delta is being sued for more than $500,000 over a 2006 incident at the U of M chapter when a man was “sucker-punched” and knocked unconscious, which he says left him with permanent brain injuries. (

Study: Narcissists More Likely To Cheat On Tests According to Science Blog, narcissists are inclined to cheat because they want to show off academically — and are able to bypass feeling guilty for their actions. (

Is Stanford’s Alcohol Education Program A Failure? Before setting foot on Stanford’s campus, incoming freshmen must spend an hour or two completing AlcoholEdu, a program that draws the ire of many members of the freshmen class. While the creators of the much maligned AlcoholEdu program point to surveys and nationwide adoption as markers of success, the efficacy of the program is still under scrutiny. (Huffington Post)

David Callahan: Do Colleges Care About Student Cheating? All evidence suggests that most university leaders do not focus much attention on academic integrity issues. So many students cheat, and get away with cheating, because — in effect — schools let them. That’s a strong charge. But it is based on my innumerable conversations with faculty, staff, and students on more than eighty college campuses in thirty states. (Huffington Post)

Some U.S. College Students Look to the U.K. As tuition at U.S. colleges increasingly becomes less affordable for many—and as spots at the most competitive institutions more and more resemble gold dust—some American high schoolers are looking to the United Kingdom to meet their educational needs. (Wall Street Journal)

College Campuses Are Producing a New Style of AIDS Activist Unlike the first generation of patient-activists, this crop is composed of public health scholars, mostly heterosexual. (

Apollo’s U Of Phoenix Lays Off 700 Employees Apollo Group Inc., the country’s largest for-profit school company, said Monday that it has laid off 700 full-time employees, mostly in student admissions, as enrollment drops off sharply. (