Disabilities

Appeals court rejects suit by ex-student against medical school

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Federal appeals court rejects suit by woman kicked out of medical school, and backs college groups on issues related to bias claims.

college's e-mail to faculty about language used in class spurs questions

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A dean at William & Mary sends out an e-mail to faculty members asking them not to use the word "retard."

University Accused of Housing Bias

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Nebraska-Kearney faces federal discrimination charges -- which it disputes -- after barring student from bringing therapy dog with her to live in university-owned apartment.

Bachelor's for Autistic Students

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For some students with autism, the idea of operating in the social environment of a college classroom can be so debilitating as to derail the pursuit of higher education at all. For those who do enroll, their condition can make it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting.

It Shouldn't Be So Hard

After the cover letter and CV, there is probably no single criterion more critical to job candidates’ success than their ability to demonstrate collegiality. The ideal job candidate must be able to smile, make eye contact, and converse smoothly on topics ranging from her own research to her favorite light reading. He must be able to give a formal presentation of research, but also deliver a quick "elevator speech" on any aspect of that research at any moment.

'Unique Learners'

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The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.

These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.

College and the Disabled Student

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31% of youth with disabilities attend college in the first two years after high school, Education Department finds.

Clearing the Way for Disability Claims

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Appeals court says state immunity does not protect universities in Texas and Louisiana from federal lawsuits.

Reaching Students With Learning Disabilities

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Landmark College and five community colleges will work to develop strategies that can be used by many institutions.

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