Notes in the Margins: Water bottles, fruits and veggies, and a 4-year guarantee

Alabama colleges adapt as survey shows students don’t get enough fruits and vegetables  A recent study by Oregon State University indicates that students aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables. Many don’t even consume one serving daily, where 5 daily servings are recommended. (Press-Register via University Business)

Colleges moving away from plastic water bottles In a growing trend, colleges and universities are banning the sale of plain bottled water as part of a move toward sustainability. (USA Today)

SAT Scores Fall as Most Test Takers Miss College Benchmark The College Board, creators of the SAT, say they’ve discovered what score students need to succeed in college: 1550. It’s a score 43 percent of SAT takers met in 2011. It’s a score that the average student fails to reach. Overall, students’ scores declined slightly from previous years. (U.S. News & World Report)

Four-Year Degree Guarantees Are Growing for College Freshmen Some private colleges are beginning to offer a four-year degree guarantee: if an incoming student should require an extra year to graduate, the school will pay for it. But read the fine print. (The New York Times)

Web pleas help immigrants pay for college A growing number of undocumented immigrants are using online campaigns to raise money to pay for college and graduate school. (USA Today)