Notes in the Margins: Adjuncts, law school admissions and community college cuts

Universities Turn to Outsourced Professors to Cut Costs Although colleges argue that outsourcing professors and academic programs are beneficial to both the students and the school, some worry this cost-saving measure can  taint a school’s reputation and take away from the students’ learning experience. (Fox News via University Business)

Community colleges downsize programs Community colleges across the USA, faced with tight budgets and competing priorities, are downsizing or shuttering programs. (USA Today)

Job market for college graduates appears to be recovering A recent survey finds that employers plan to hire 9.5% more grads this year than last. But with competition strong, seniors are urged to begin their job search long before graduation. (Los Angeles Times)

For LSAT, Sharp Drop in Popularity for Second Year The Law School Admission Test was administered 16 percent fewer times than a year ago, the largest decline in more than a decade. (The New York Times)

College binge-drinking blackouts cost hundreds of thousands a year Binge drinking costs the health care system half a million dollars in blackout-related emergency room visits each year at the average large university, according to a report by researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. (MSNBC)