Notes in the Margins: Alcohol, resume oblivion and hitting the books

Your Résumé vs. Oblivion Tracking software has its pitfalls. It may miss the most-qualified applicant if that person doesn’t game the system by larding his or her résumé with keywords from the job description. (The Wall Street Journal)

Why Education Publishing Is Big Business One after another, Apple, Inkling, Barnes & Noble and other digital publishers have given up trying to outflank academic publishers. Now we will see whether Apple’s spotlight can get them to move. (Wired)

Stanford AI class, some off-the cuff reactions, envisioning a future of technical learning online One student’s reflections on Stanford’s highly publicized online artificial-intelligence class, which drew more than 160,000 students. (

UW’s lack of clear off-campus alcohol policy may be revisited UW-Madison has no clear policy governing the presence of alcohol at university events off campus, an omission revealed with the release of a report that found a former senior UW athletic official had supplied alcohol to students — some under the legal drinking age of 21 — at a Rose Bowl party. (Wisconsin State Journal via University Business)

Today’s college freshmen hitting books harder, study says This year’s college freshmen are more studious than their counterparts of the past few years, says an annual survey released today. (USA Today)