Links of the Week

Coursera hires former Yale president as CEO

MOOC provider Coursera announced that it hired Richard C. Levin, who served as president of Yale for 20 years, as it’s new CEO. —The Chronicle of Higher Education

Student loans growing faster than any other debt

Student loan debt hit the $1 trillion mark in 2013 and remains the fastest growing consumer debt, according to the most recent consumer debt report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And now, a lot of it is also not being paid back. —The Hechinger Report

San Jose student files $5 million claim

Donald Williams Jr., the victim of a racially charged bullying case at San Jose State, has filed a claim against the university for $5 million, alleging that a dorm advisor ignored a “clear” warning sign that “a potentially explosive and dangerous situation was developing.” —San Jose Mercury News

San Diego students react to student fees

Student reaction varies after San Diego State officials announced March 14 that students would pay an additional $200 per semester to help hire more tenure-track professors and bolster class sections. —The Daily Aztec