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Quick Takes: Court Ruling on Loan Forgiveness, Bias Charge Over Muslim Student, Increasing Latino Enrollments, 'Whorehouse' Controversy at Auburn

June 17, 2005
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled this week that three public-service lawyers were entitled to have their Perkins Loans forgiven, and that a lower court should not have presumed that the Education Department was within its rights to disqualify loan forgiveneness in these cases. Education Department officials did not respond to requests for comment on the case, De La Mota v. U.S. Department of Education.
  • The attorney general of New Jersey has found probable cause that Fairleigh Dickinson University discriminated against at Muslim nursing student by requiring her to remove her head covering. University officials were unavailable for comment.
  • The Tomás Rivera Policy institute has released a new study on how colleges can inform Latino parents about college-going options for their children.
  • Some visitors to Auburn University's campus are taking offense at a large sign promoting a fall production of the award winning play The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, according to a broadcast on WSFA News. A large banner outside the university theater says "Whorehouse coming fall 2005" over a map of Texas, and apparently some don't see  the humor.
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