Notes in the Margins: Chinese, homophobia and super seniors

New guarantees seek to combat the ‘super senior’ To avoid having students take five years to finish college, some universities are instituting a policy that requires students to graduate within four years given they follow a set of rules. (USA Today)

Chinese Deluge U.S. Master’s Programs Specialized master’s degrees in accounting, finance and other disciplines have found tremendous popularity in recent years among Chinese nationals seeking a competitive edge and U.S. experience. (The Wall Street Journal)

Poll: Americans Prefer More Studying In College Over Sex And Partying Americans wish they had studied more in college, view admissions tests as a necessary evil and would tell their children to finish their degrees rather than follow in the path of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who dropped out. (The Huffington Post)

Can You Picture This? Academic Research Published as a Graphic Novel! Academics are wondering if traditional journal articles are still fit for purpose or if an injection of creativity is needed. Gareth Morris looks at how illustrated findings can draw greater impact for researchers. (Impact of Social Sciences)

Rutgers students, faculty want to know why Mike Rice was not fired sooner Rutgers University has been working hard to combat the perception of homophobia on campus. (New Jersey Online)