Notes in the Margins: Sterling, executives and adjunct professors

Business leaders unimpressed with college grads’ skills Annual survey shows execs don’t think the situation is improving. (The Hechinger Report)

The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back Can a budding labor movement improve the lives of non-tenured faculty—and, in the process, fix higher education? (The Atlantic via University Business)

UCLA cancels $3-million research gift from Sterling Foundation The decision was announced soon after the NBA announced sanctions against Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, for recorded comments about African Americans. (Los Angeles Times)

Behind Focus on College Assaults, a Steady Drumbeat by Students Attention to the problem has been quietly but steadily building because of a convergence of factors: successful lawsuits filed by women against their universities, a stepped-up enforcement of civil rights by the Obama administration, and the political savvy of student activist groups. (The New York Times)

Could College Rankings Solve the Campus Rape Crisis? A dozen House members want to hit universities where it hurts—their U.S. News & World Report rankings. (The Atlantic via NAICU)