Notes in the Margins: Race law, student reading and emotional train wrecks

Foreign lecturers in Italy suffer 50% pay cut The long-precarious position of the lettori – the British and other foreign lecturers working within Italian universities – has recently taken a turn for the worse as 91 of them have had their salaries cut by up to 60 per cent in the aftermath of what has been described as a “race law”. (Times Higher Education)

Higher education leaders move to ease online rules Higher education leaders are pushing to expand the online market by simplifying the rules colleges must follow to enroll students from around the country. (The Washington Post)

Thesis Hatement Getting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor. (Slate)

Teacher Knows if You’ve Done the E-Reading Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could only hope to guess: whether students are reading their textbooks. They know when students are skipping pages, failing to highlight significant passages, not bothering to take notes — or simply not opening the book at all. (The New York Times)

Obama and student loans: A closer look Pity the 18-year-olds and their parents who are trying to make sense of the student loan market as the May 1 deadline nears for choosing a college. (The Washington Post)