Legal issues

Dwindling Support

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Report finds that programs for minority Ph.D. students are so afraid of legal and political challenges that they are broadening their missions.

Piece of Marsh's $850 Million Pie

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Hundreds of colleges received letters from Marsh Inc. this week informing them that they were eligible for some of the $850 million in funds that the company set aside to resolve an investigation into its business practices by the New York State attorney general's office.

Tainted Gift at Washington

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Federal prosecutors charge major donor to Washington & Jefferson with fraud in connection with $500,000 contribution to the college. 

Discrimination, Yes, But What Kind?

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Saint Anselm fires a male employee who became a woman, prompting a lawsuit charging gender bias by the religious institution.

Baptist Conventions 2, Colleges 0

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For 2d time in a month, a state court undercuts religious college's move toward more independence.

Did Cross-Dressing Cost Adjunct His Job?

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A sociologist sues Georgetown College, charging that his wardrobe led to his non-renewal.

Upturn for Minority Students at Michigan

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Preliminary admissions data suggest climbing black and Hispanic enrollments after changes wrought by Supreme Court ruling.

Professor Charged With Stealing Students' Identities

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Students in the anatomy and physiology course at Polk Community College last fall might have thought it odd that the instructor asked them to sign in for each class on a roster that asked for their names and Social Security numbers, since that wasn't the college's policy.

Supreme Court Hands Wrestlers Loss on Title IX

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Justices decline to hear appeal of lawsuit challenging Education Department's policy on equity in sports.

Demographic Dislocation

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A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

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