Notes in the Margins: Free speech, banned words and the Indian boom

Pushed out of Harvard, professor returns fire Dismissal stirs debate over free speech. (The New York Times via University Business)

5 Colleges That Are Slashing Tuition Costs A plateau seems to have been reached among certain colleges. A stagnant economy and declining attendance has prompted some colleges and universities to cut tuition costs for the first time in many years. (Investopedia/San Francisco Chronicle)

List of banned words for 2012 includes ‘man cave,’ ‘baby bump,’ ‘occupy’ Michigan’s Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. (USA Today)

In India, a college building boom India has an ambitious plan to expand higher education to its most destitute corners, where the country’s vast population of young people is concentrated. (The Washington Post)

Look for These 3 Law School Trends in 2012 There are three emerging trends in legal academia that have slowly gained traction over the past few years and will likely dominate much of the discussion surrounding law schools in the coming year. (U.S. News & World Report)