Gay rights/issues

A Win for Anti-Bias Policies

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Federal judge says public university doesn't have to recognize student groups that discriminate.

Not in D.C. Anymore

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Is John McCain the right commencement speaker for the progressive New School? Some students and professors don't think so.

Honorary Degrees, Tolerance and Ethics

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Professor plans to pick up honor at Ryerson U. -- despite protests and a defense of academic freedom that has struck many as weak.

Suicide of a Chancellor

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Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

Religious Rights vs. Gay Rights

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Christian group wins federal appeals court victory to keep injunction against Southern Illinois U. enforcing its anti-bias rules.

How a Search Can Change an Institution

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When U. of Louisville went after a top scientist, she asked about benefits for her partner. Now institution is first in Kentucky to offer them.

Long-Fought Win for Gay Rights

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After retirement of president who called homosexuality a "biological perversion," Missouri State board bars bias.

Affirmative Action for Gay Students

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With kids coming out in high school, admissions officers discuss whether to give them preferences. At least one college has such a policy.

Beyond Michigan's Race Referendum

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On election night next month, many eyes will be on Michigan, where voters will consider a proposal that would broadly ban race or sex-based affirmative action in all government programs, including college and university admissions. But while that may be the most visible state ballot measure related to higher education this year, dozens of others -- on such diverse issues as state tax and spending limits, eminent domain and gay marriage -- could significantly affect colleges and universities.

Did Assignment Get Too Political?

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Missouri State U. punished a former student for refusing to sign a class letter supporting a gay cause, complaint alleges.

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