Legal issues

Appeals Court Revives Disability Lawsuit

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George Mason faces allegations of bias in dispute over a test and make-up test.

The Bush v. Gore of Student Government Elections

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State judge bars University of Kentucky from swearing in the official winner of a contested race.

Court Tosses $773,000 Award to Ex-Coach

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La. appeals panel finds no race discrimination in LSU's 1989 dismissal of women's track and field coach.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

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A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

Anti-Aging Doctors Sue Professors

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$240 million sought in case that some see as attack on scholars who speak out on their areas of expertise.

Colleges Can Censor, Too

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A U.S. appeals court extends to higher education a 1988 Supreme Court ruling that let high schools review student content.

$3 Million Do-Over

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Technicality leads Iowa Supreme Court to throw out award to a former graduate student everyone agrees was sexually harassed.

Partial 'Death Penalty' for Baylor Basketball

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It seems morbidly appropriate, somehow, that a basketball scandal brought to light two years ago because one player killed another should result in the National Collegiate Athletic Association imposing a modified version of its rarely used "death penalty" on Baylor University Thursday.

Edward Waters College Regains Accreditation

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Southern accrediting group, after loss in court, reinstates the Florida college.

Supreme Court Rules Against File Sharing Companies

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Students are major users of downloading software that justices say entertainment companies can sue over.


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