Notes in the Margins: Spring break, female rivalry and the green-card chant

Greedy Law Schools Taught Jobless Grads Too Well Greedy law schools may have taught their jobless graduates a little too well. Some disgruntled lawyers are suing their alma maters for exaggerating employment prospects. That seems fitting for a litigious lot with buyers’ remorse over a $120,000 education. The lousy job market isn’t the schools’ fault, but training these cheeky legal eagles to spread their wings may be. (Slate)

Spring Break Gets Tamer as World Watches Online  today’s spring breakers — at least some of them — say they have been tamed, in part, not by parents or colleges or the fed-up cities they invade, but by the hand-held gizmos they hold dearest and the fear of being betrayed by an unsavory, unsanctioned photo or video popping up on Facebook or YouTube. (The New York Times)

Barnard College flap: Competition among women shouldn’t be over men Columbia University women are outraged that Obama will deliver the commencement address at Barnard College, the neighboring women’s school. Some accuse Barnard women of wanting to bed and wed ‘their’ Columbia men. Why do women still define themselves in terms of men? (Christian Science Monitor via NAICU)

Southern Miss Sorry For Derogatory Chant A university president apologized after members of the school’s band yelled “where’s your green card” at a Latino player during a NCAA basketball tournament game Thursday. To top it off, the player is from Puerto Rico. (KMBC)

College, Further and Further Out of Reach Because of the increasing reliance on federal aid, the Obama administration has championed a series of increases in the maximum Pell Grant students can receive. Even so, tuition growth is still fast outpacing the rise in the Pell Grant ceiling. (The New York Times via NAICU)