Notes in the Margins: Flipping classrooms, searching email and opening law firms

In Job Hunt, B-Schools Play Matchmaker After relying for years on assembly line-like interview schedules, career-services offices at some top schools are taking a personalized approach to the student job hunt. (The Wall Street Journal)

Harvard Offers Explanation for Search of E-Mail Accounts The university offered a qualified apology for keeping the searches, which refocused attention on Harvard’s largest cheating scandal, secret from most of the employees involved. (The New York Times)

Sandusky Scandal Costs For Penn State Top $41 Million Penn State has released a document sought by some of its critics detailing the agreement with former FBI director Louis Freeh to investigate the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a review that cost the school about $8.1 million. Including the bill to pay Freeh, Penn State’s total costs associated with the scandal topped $41 million as of the end of December. (Associated Press via The Huffington Post)

To Place Graduates, Law Schools Are Opening Firms Efforts like creating school-run law firms are trying to address the glut of heavily indebted graduates with no clients and a vast number of Americans unable to afford a lawyer. (The New York Times)

More on classroom flipping in colleges Flipping the classroom is in vogue. The idea is to take the standard lecture and put it online or in some other format that a student can review on his or her own time — hence the term “flip.” Then students and instructors have classtime free to work on seminars, projects, homework or whatever. Or they can listen to a guest lecture. (The Washington Post)