Legal issues

Professor Accused of Genocide

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Goucher suspends faculty member in French who is being sought by Interpol for charges that he was directly involved in the 1994 massacres in Rwanda -- charges that some experts doubt.

Fla. Community College President Indicted

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Northwest Florida State College places president on leave after grand jury files felony conspiracy charges against him and key state lawmaker.

Adviser, but not 'Fiduciary'

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There are varying views of where the lines are in the relationships between faculty members and the graduate students they advise.

Holding Fire

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Is a community college student under scrutiny because she favors concealed weapons, or because she didn't follow procedures?

Gender Bias Alleged -- Again -- at Florida Gulf Coast

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Former provost sues in part over sexually demeaning comments that she says ex-president made and in part for way she says allegations of discrimination were handled.

Supreme Court Punts

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Justices opt -- for now -- not to resolve dispute over right of public universities to bar anti-gay bias and right of Christian groups to be recognized as student organizations.

Challenge to the Kindle

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In theory, move to digital textbooks will help the visually impaired. But advocates say college experiments violate law because digital readers aren't accessible to the blind.

If It Can Happen To Him ...

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For black male academics, the arrest of Henry Louis Gates represented their experiences and fears of profiling, no matter how many degrees they have earned.

A College's Surprising Reprieve

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Lawsuits often paint a dire (and sometimes exaggerated) assessment of what will happen if the party doing the suing does not get its way.

But there was no hyperbole when Paul Quinn College noted in the lawsuit it filed Tuesday against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in its assertion that "the college will suffer catastrophic and irreparable harm ... [i]f the revocation of the college's accreditation is not reversed and its membership in SACS is not reinstated.... SACS's improper act could be the college's 'death knell.' "

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Georgia community college professor dismissed for unexplained “sexual harassment” charge days after complaining to administrators about flaw in institution's policy.

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