Resignation and litigation at Stanford point to complications when an administrator has a relationship with a faculty member in his or her unit, but few colleges have formal policies about such situations.
Some say it's bad form for colleges to actively recruit faculty members from neighbor institutions. Antitrust lawsuit alleges that agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill essentially barred Duke from hiring UNC faculty.
Amid calls for his termination, Central Connecticut State suspends professor who's had skirmishes with the law -- even though none of the crimes and alleged crimes relate to teaching or publications. When professors break the law, what should a college do?
Steven Salaita's long-anticipated lawsuit against the U. of Illinois includes a twist: in addition to administrators, he's suing the donors he says interfered in his job at the university.
Lawsuits seek to end considerations of race in admissions at Harvard and U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Whistle-blower suit alleges that Caltech let a suspected spy keep working at its Jet Propulsion Lab to protect a lucrative federal contract.
Unusual sexual harassment lawsuit at Northwestern U., in which a professor is suing a former graduate student who accused him of assault, has sparked debate about student indemnification policies.
Appeals court sides with adjunct who says she was fired for speaking out against part-time faculty working conditions.
Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.
State board orders U. of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to pay damages after finding that an Asian woman's bid for full professor status was not handled in the same way as other applications.
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