Legal issues

Supreme Court to Hear Bankruptcy Case Involving Colleges

4 Va. institutions seek state immunity protection as estate of bankrupt bookstore chain seeks to recoup funds.

NFL Rule Barring Underclassmen Stands

Supreme Court declines to hear case in which player challenged the league's "age" rule.

Brawl at Brown Over Who Owns Research

Brown moves to assert more rights to faculty inventions, and some professors are unhappy.

Less Immunity for Public Colleges?

A federal appeals court ruling could make state institutions more vulnerable to lawsuits by disabled students.

Federal Art Critics

Columbia College Chicago had some unexpected guests at a gallery opening: Secret Service agents.

Novel Approach to Town

Yale agrees to pay New Haven $250 per student and staff member toward the provision of city services.

Court to Rule on Delinquent Debt

Can the U.S. go after a student loan defaulter's Social Security benefits? The justices will decide.

Church, State and the Academic Pork Barrel

A lawsuit challenges federal grants to an Alaska Bible college that primarily serves Native Americans.

Headed for the High Court

Supreme Court will decide long-running dispute over campus access for military recruiters.

Confederates Defeat Vanderbilt

Appeals court says university must pay -- if it wants to change controversial name of a dormitory.

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