Notes in the Margins: Green gowns, nonprofit work and entitlement

Graduate School Debt Often Curtails Plans of Nonprofit Work Educational debt increases the barriers for public-service-minded individuals, reports show. (U.S. News & World Report)

Much praise, and several penalties, for Division I academics The academic performance of Division I athletes is improving under the watchful eye of the NCAA, an organization that has assembled one of the most comprehensive accountability systems in higher education. (The Washington Post)

College grads’ gowns going green Colleges and universities are taking recycling seriously: Students’ caps and gowns are made of recycled materials. (USA Today)

Pell cuts would come late in the admissions game Pell is now bigger than ever — and targeted for a new round of cuts. (The Washington Post)

Do Today’s Grads Have a ‘Sense of Entitlement’? In a Wall Street Journal commentary piece titled “Don’t Wear Flip-Flops to the Interview,” career counselor Adam Friedman writes that parents ought to do a better job of prepping their children for the job search, including such basics as how to dress and behave. (The Wall Street Journal)