Notes in the Margins: College location, helping the poor, and the cut-and-paste culture

Global Health: Universities Get Middling Grades in Helping Poor Prominent American and Canadian research universities earned mostly C’s on the first report card assessing how much their laboratories benefit the world’s poor. (The New York Times)

How the Location of Colleges Hurts the Economy One problem that stems from the relatively unchanged nature of higher education is its geography. The country looks very different from the way it did 100 years ago, but the distribution of our leading universities still has 19th-century echoes. (The New York Times via NAICU)

Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers Graduate ed programs are evolving by increasing field experience and math and science course work. (U.S. News & World Report)

Student governments address concerns through social media Students use special SGA accounts to share ideas that could improve their schools. (USA Today)

Universities in crackdown on ‘cut and paste culture’ The number of students caught cheating in university essays has more than halved following a major crackdown on the “cut and paste culture.” (The Telegraph via University World News)