Notes in the Margins: Petraeus, obesity and unauthorized Arizona students

Obesity Tweet “not part of research” A Tweet sent by a University of New Mexico psychologist, which suggested that obese people do not have the willpower to complete a PhD, was not, as its author had claimed, “part of a research project”, the institution has concluded. (Times Higher Education)

CUNY is Paying David Petraeus $200,000 to Work Three Hours a Week A first-time adjunct professor teaching a full course load at the City University of New York can expect to pull in around $25,000 per year. If you recently resigned as C.I.A. director over a long-time affair with your biographer, however, you can expect to be paid eight times as much for a fraction of the work. (Gawker)

The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: Alma Matters If we could do college all over again, most Americans would choose studying over sex. And we know exactly what we’d be eating while doing it. (Vanity Fair)

Colleges Work to Retain Women in STEM Majors All-female residence halls and mentorship programs can help women thrive in male-dominated fields. (U.S. News & World Report)

Arizona Sues Community College System For Offering In-State Tuition to Undocumented Students Because offering affordable education is “rewarding illegal activity.” (AlterNet via University Business)