Notes in the Margins: Dream act, price calculators and women go 'geek'

Dream Act gets first Senate hearing on Tuesday Ten years after lawmakers introduced it, the immigration bill known as the Dream Act will get its first-ever Senate hearing today. (KPCC)

College price calculators may not paint complete picture By the end of October, the nation’s colleges and universities will be offering net price calculators on their websites, providing an easier way to compare attendance costs from one school to the next. At least, that’s the goal of the federal law requiring the calculators. (

Worried about jobs, college women go ‘geek’ A rising share of computer science majors at top schools are women. High-tech jobs offer stability in an uncertain economy. (The Christian Science Monitor)