Notes in the Margins: Iran, adjuncts and disaster

Time to Make Professors Teach A new study suggests a simple way to cut college tuition in half. (The Wall Street Journal)

Iranian scholars seek rescue, support University scholars in Iran are seeking protection in greater numbers since that nation’s controversial 2009 presidential election, according to a report from the Scholar Rescue Fund. (The Washington Post)

Colleges Now Offering Education in Disaster Many schools, including SUNY New Paltz, have set up popular programs in emergency management and disaster response. (The New York Times)

Census: More Hispanic Students Graduating, Attending College A higher percentage of young Hispanic adults is finishing high school, and the number attending a two-year college has nearly doubled over the last decade, according to Census data. (Associated Press via The Huffington Post)

Are adjuncts the best teachers for college courses? Increasingly, more and more classes — especially undergraduate ones — are taught by adjunct faculty members instead of tenured professors. (The Washington Post)