Notes in the Margins: Professorville, unpaid interns and presidential pay

Decades After Ban, Columbia Opens Door to R.O.T.C. Return The vote came in support of a Senate resolution to “explore mutually beneficial relationships with the armed forces of the United States, including participation in the programs of the Reserve Officers Training Corps.” It followed a series of sometimes venomous campus meetings and found its impetus in President Obama’s signing three months ago of a bill to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuality. (The New York Times)

Public-College Presidents Score Raises Presidents of public universities collected a small raise in pay last year amid budget squeezes at most schools across the U.S. (The Wall Street Journal)

Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges On college campuses, the annual race for summer internships, many of them unpaid, is well under way. But instead of steering students toward the best opportunities and encouraging them to value their work, many institutions of higher learning are complicit in helping companies skirt a nebulous area of labor law. (The New York Times)

Put ‘professorville’ on Uni Hill The University of Colorado and the city of Boulder should partner to create a “professorville” on University Hill, where a cove of faculty and staff members could help temper behavior in the neighborhood densely populated by students. (Daily Camera)

Rutgers officials make no apologies for ‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki’s $32K appearance on campus “The students use funds designated for student programming. The university does not censor the speakers students choose to invite to campus,” said E.J. Miranda, a Rutgers spokesman. Snooki was paid $2,000 more than Rutgers is paying Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison to deliver the university’s commencement address in May. (The Star-Ledger)