Legal Cases

Legal Cases
Nov 23, 2015
Maryland officials call a proposal to merge a commuter institution with a HBCU a "far-reaching, risky scheme," arguing instead that joint degree programs can better end decades of racial inequity among the state's public colleges.


November 17, 2014

Whistle-blower suit alleges that Caltech let a suspected spy keep working at its Jet Propulsion Lab to protect a lucrative federal contract. 

November 5, 2014

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.

October 31, 2014

Appeals court sides with adjunct who says she was fired for speaking out against part-time faculty working conditions.

September 24, 2014

Several legal challenges suggest a key challenge for long-term adjuncts seeking jobs on the tenure track is age discrimination.

July 30, 2014

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.



July 16, 2014

Appeals court backs U. of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions, but appeal is likely headed back to Supreme Court.

July 2, 2014

Lawsuits on speech issues announced against Chicago State, Citrus College, Iowa State, and Ohio University – and more litigation expected.

June 30, 2014

Iowa Supreme Court rules that chiropractic college cannot reject a student's request to meet requirements for analyzing X-rays through a reader.

March 31, 2014

Divided federal appeals court backs Miami U. in tenure dispute that related in part to a chair's rejection of external reviewers from historically black colleges.


March 12, 2014

A Cameron U. professor says he is being stripped of tenure, in violation of his First Amendment rights, for accusing a colleague of racism and for insisting on diversity outreach in hiring.


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