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Baptist Conventions 2, Colleges 0

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For 2d time in a month, a state court undercuts religious college's move toward more independence.

Did Cross-Dressing Cost Adjunct His Job?

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A sociologist sues Georgetown College, charging that his wardrobe led to his non-renewal.

Upturn for Minority Students at Michigan

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Preliminary admissions data suggest climbing black and Hispanic enrollments after changes wrought by Supreme Court ruling.

Professor Charged With Stealing Students' Identities

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Students in the anatomy and physiology course at Polk Community College last fall might have thought it odd that the instructor asked them to sign in for each class on a roster that asked for their names and Social Security numbers, since that wasn't the college's policy.

Supreme Court Hands Wrestlers Loss on Title IX

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Justices decline to hear appeal of lawsuit challenging Education Department's policy on equity in sports.

Demographic Dislocation

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A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

Semester at Sea Loses Academic Port

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Pittsburgh severs ties to popular study abroad program for which it awarded credit to students nationwide.

Flawed Assumption: College Restores Track Teams

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Concluding that it was out of compliance with Title IX, institution agrees to keep men's and women's squads.

Court Upholds Firing for 'Content'

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A federal judge has dismissed a journalism professor's lawsuit charging that administrators at Kansas State University fired him as adviser of the Kansas State Collegian because they were unhappy with the student newspaper's content.

Patenting Research Just Got Harder

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Supreme Court ruling expands studies that can legally be done using products of others' intellectual property.

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