Beer, online courses and the debt cliche

Colleges, seeking revenue, consider beer sales at stadiums Though the NCAA does not sell alcohol at its championship events, including the men’s basketball tournament, it’s one of the few unregulated areas in the pantheon of NCAA rules. Even conferences — aside from the SEC, which has a league-wide prohibition — leave the issue up to individual schools. (USA Today via University Business)

New Coursera chief stresses the ‘wow’ factor of huge audience for free online courses Richard C. Levin, the new chief executive of Coursera, the most widely used MOOC platform, wants to steer the conversation back to what grabbed public attention in the first place. (The Washington Post)

Study finds taking intro statistics class online does no harm Nagging worries remain about whether an online education is a substandard education. (The Hechinger Report)

Corinthian Colleges Reaches Short-Term Deal With U.S. Agreement With Education Department Allows For-Profit Educator to Keep Operating (The Wall Street Journal)

The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés The share of income that young adults are devoting to loan repayment has remained fairly steady over the last two decades. Only 7 percent of young-adult households with education debt have $50,000 or more of it. By contrast, 58 percent of such households have less than $10,000 in debt, and an additional 18 percent have between $10,000 and $20,000. (The New York Times)