Quick Takes: Ethics Flap at Dubuque, Andrews President Reinstated, Rare Protest at Brigham Young, Judge Refuses to Block Tulane Shift, New Leader for Christian Colleges, Judge Sides With Career Education, Female Students and Dieting

April 3, 2006
  • Dubuque University is facing a lawsuit over a dispute with a professor recruited to lead a new ethics center at the Iowa institution, The Des Moines Register reported. The professor is suing over demands that he agree to certain salary limits and not to criticize the university. Dubuque officials say that the provisions are reasonable and that the professor's handling of the dispute has been unreasonable.
  • Andrews University announced on Friday that its president -- Niels-Erik Andreasen -- would be staying on after all. The university, in Michigan, has been in a state of unease for the last month, since Andreasen's resignation was announced -- with little detail about why he was leaving. The announcement that the president would be staying didn't clarify much of what had happened, but said that the board had created a new position of provost.
  • In a rare campus protest at Brigham Young University, students on Friday held a rally to protest the firing of the adviser to their student government, The Deseret Morning News reported. Todd Hendricks lost his job after publicly questioning the fairness of the system by which student government leaders are elected.  Students said he was punished for raising an important issue; the university declined to comment on the dismissal.
  • A federal judge last week refused to block Tulane University's plan to combine its main undergraduate colleges for men and women, the Associated Press reported. Some alumnae have objected to the merger, but the judge found that the university was within its rights.
  • Paul R. Corts has been named as the next president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Corts has served as assistant U.S. attorney general for administration since 2002, and was previously the president of Palm Beach Atlantic University and of Wingate University. In June, Corts will take over leadership of the council from Robert C. Andringa, who is retiring after 12 years in the position.
  • A federal judge threw out for the second time a class action securities lawsuit challenging the management of Career Education Corp., the company said in a news release Friday. The lawsuit, by a group of people who own the company's stock, had accused the company's managers of misleading investors.
  • Eighty-three percent of female college students -- including many whose weight is normal -- are on diets or engaged in other weight-loss activities, according to a study published Friday in Nutrition Journal. The study suggested that female college students would benefit from "open discussions" about weight-loss issues since many use strategies that may not be healthy or necessary.
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