Notes in the Margins: Virginity, design classes and 666

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry With the recession having helped turn college, in the popular view, into largely a tool for job preparation, administrators are concerned. (The New York Times)

Could It Be Satan? Yes, Says Union in Dispute With Law School A group of law professors in Cleveland are claiming that their dean likened them to the devil by awarding them merit raises of $666. (The Wall Street Journal)

Gay Student To Lose His Virginity In Live Sex Performance For Art Clayton Pettet, a 19-year-old art student at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, plans to have gay sex in front of a crowd of between 50 and 100 people in London on Jan. 25, 2014, for a project called “Art School Stole My Virginity.” (The Huffington Post)

Privatization Everywhere: Public Universities Want to Go Private The reason why this is so is not too hard to figure out: as states have cut funding for their public universities, public higher education inches toward the private university model: higher tuition costs, and more financial aid for those students the universities want to attract. (HoustonPress via NAICU)

Design Classes Help MBAs Think Outside the Box Classes in product design help MBA students take an innovative approach to entrepreneurship. (U.S. News & World Report)