Notes in the Margins: Sororities, sex columns and European universities

University of Alabama Moves to End Segregated Sorority System After more than a century of discrimination – and a week of bad publicity – the school will allow black women to join white sororities. (Time)

Amid casual hookup culture, college revives sex column College journalism scholar Daniel Reimold estimates that nearly 10% of the 1,800 American college newspapers in circulation regularly feature a sex or relationship-geared column. (USA Today)

Most Americans and business leaders want colleges to provide a broad-​​based education According to the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity survey, nearly two-​​thirds of Amer­i­cans (65 per­cent) and almost three-​​quarters of hiring decision-​​makers (73 per­cent) believe that being well-​​rounded with a range of knowl­edge is more impor­tant than pos­sessing industry-​​specific skills. (University Business)

Rate My Professor releases new top 25 list, a website where students score and review their professors on everything from “easiness” to clarity, released its annual ranking of the top 25 professors nationwide. (USA Today)

Continental Europe on rise in new QS university ranking Switzerland is leading a “period of resurgence” for universities in Continental Europe, in the QS World University Rankings published last week. Institutions in Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Norway also improved their positions in the 2013-14 ranking. (University World News)