Notes in the Margins: Asians, diversity and female business school deans

Private-College Presidents Getting Higher Salaries The median compensation — including salary and benefits — was $385,909, a 2.2 percent increase from the previous year. The median base salary increased by 2.8 percent to $294,489. (The New York Times)

B-School Leadership Through a Different Lens Two women are shattering a glass ceiling for business school deans. (U.S. News & World Report)

Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’ When applying to Harvard, Lanya Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white. She considers herself half Taiwanese, half Norwegian. (USA Today)

U.S. Urges Creativity by Colleges to Gain Diversity The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bush-era interpretation of recent Supreme Court rulings that limited affirmative action in admissions. (The New York Times via University Business) 

Date shift impacts student participation in Iowa caucus Impending final exams make the waning weeks of the semester busy enough for most students. Add to that the national political spotlight and students in Iowa face a choice between one more study session or one more campaign event. (USA Today)