Notes in the Margins: Sean Combs, China and the Top 100 Under 50

UCLA scholarship for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ son raises eyebrows Some question whether the cash-strapped school should give the hip-hop mogul’s son a free ride. (Los Angeles Times)

Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 List: The World’s Best New Universities The Times Higher Education magazine released the inaugural Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list, which ranks the world’s 100 best universities that are under the age of 50 years.” (The Huffington Post)

College Board fails the test It sends the wrong message by letting a few students in a pricey summer program take the SAT. (Los Angeles Times)

Why the Chinese are flocking to U.S. colleges  American higher education is in the cross hairs of a heated national debate over the value and cost of a college degree. Yet in China, our fiercest global economic competitor, the popularity of American colleges and universities might be at an all-time high. (CNN via University Business)

Republicans outline new ideas for keeping student loan rates low Top Republican leaders in Congress on Thursday outlined new proposals for how to pay for keeping student loan rates from doubling on July 1, opening new negotiations on the politically charged issue that had appeared to be at a stalemate. (The Washington Post via University Business)