Notes in the Margins: Porn, administrators and sequestration

Princeton mom: ‘Find a husband on campus’ Why is she advising Princeton women to grab a hubby with such haste? Because beyond the school’s Ivy-covered walls, it seems the world is lacking in brainy gentlemen. (USA Today)

Administration – much maligned but very necessary There’s a tendency to want to cut administrative staff. But at a recent conference I attended, it was estimated that the average U.S. researcher spends half of their day carrying out compliance and research administration tasks. I have a strong sense that this relentless downloading of more administrative tasks is overburdening our researchers, directly eroding research productivity. (University Affairs)

Porn Star Conner Habib’s Appearance At Corning Community College Canceled College president Katherine Douglas told members of Equal, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender student group, she was canceling Habib’s scheduled “Sex Week” talk. Douglas said she didn’t want gay rights to be linked to pornography. (The Huffington Post)

A Simple Way to Send Poor Kids to Top Colleges Basic information can substantially increase the number of low-income students who apply to, attend and graduate from top colleges. (The New York Times)

What Graduate Students Should Know About the Sequester Admissions criteria will change at some schools because of sequestration. (U.S. News & World Report)