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Quick Takes: More Money for Female Athletes at Cincinnati, College Readiness Report, Police Search at U. of Md. Upheld, Spring Break in Wal-Mart

March 30, 2006
  • The University of Cincinnati is planning to spend $650,000 for the women's rowing team to have a new training site, the Associated Press reported. Female athletes sued the university last year, charging that male athletes received more money and better facilities. University officials denied a link between the suit and the spending plan.
  • Three higher ed groups have released a new report, "Claiming Common Ground: State Policymaking for Improving College Readiness and Success." The groups are the Institute for Educational Leadership, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research.
  • A police officer at the University of Maryland at College Park did not violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a then-student when he and other officers entered the student's dormitory room by mistake during a multi-room drug raid in 2002 and briefly detained the student, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday. The student had sued the officer and the state of Maryland, but the appeals panel, overturning a lower court ruling, concluded that the officer behaved in a reasonable manner and was protected by qualified immunity.
  • A Drake Univeristy student spent 41 straight hours of his spring break in a Wal-Mart, hoping for an experience on which to base a magazine article. He's currently enjoying his 15 minutes of fame, the AP reported.
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