Notes in the Margins: Frat chefs, unions and the sustainable MBA

The Sustainable M.B.A. Profit is at the core of the business world, but several b-schools are emphasizing a more selfless view. (US News & World Report)

AAUP: How unions help higher ed Professors and librarians may not immediately spring to mind when we think about unions, but in fact academic unions play an important role in higher education. (The Washington Post)

Dude, Those Candied Walnuts Go Great at a Kegger Chefs with top-notch résumés are moving into the kitchens of frat houses across the country. Chefs say they’re looking for less-stressful gigs that allow for more family time than restaurant jobs, while frats are hoping for something tastier and healthier than wings and burgers. (The Wall Street Journal)

It Came From Their Lab. But How to Take It to the Bank? Universities often aren’t nimble at retaining large stakes in start-ups that commercialize their innovations. A new investment fund may change that. (The New York Times)

2 American Campuses in Tokyo Remain Closed as Japan Struggles With Quake’s Toll Temple University’s branch campus in Tokyo, the largest program run by an American university in Japan, remained closed Monday as the country struggles with emergency conditions resulting from the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck on Friday. (Chronicle of Higher Education)