Notes in the Margins: Italy, tougher MBAs and Obama's prof

Law Schools Hit Brakes Amid Weak Market Law schools are experimenting with a novel solution to the nation’s glut of attorneys: mint fewer of them. (The Wall Street Journal)

Fed database compares the cost of college Which U.S. college is the most expensive and which is least? Federal database will help prospective students and parents. (USA Today)

Prospective MBAs May Face Tougher Applications With Harvard’s and Stanford’s b-school applications out, admissions experts predict more major changes. (U.S. News & World Report)

For Lecturers, Trouble in an Italian Paradise Hired as temporary workers on a term-by-term basis, they are often denied sick leave, vacation pay or other benefits and are often paid far less than comparable faculty at Italian universities. (The New York Times)

Obama’s Former Professor: The President ‘Must Be Defeated’ One of President Barack Obama’s former professors appears to have turned against him, according to a recent YouTube video. (The Huffington Post)