Legal issues

Cooperation Saves an Academic Program

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New Jersey approves transfer to Montclair State U. of an audiology doctoral program that Seton Hall planned to phase out.

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.

Ending Court Fight, NCAA Buys NIT

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Association pays $56.5 million to take control of competing tourneys and settle antitrust challenge.

Court OKs Reverse Discrimination Suit

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Panel finds enough evidence to justify white female adjunct's challenge to hiring of black male colleague for full-time post.

Do Some Athletes Matter More?

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Texas court dumps ruling saying that having an international reputation gives college stars special rights.

A Gag on Public Faculty?

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A dispute in the Los Angeles D.A.'s office -- now reaching the U.S. Supreme Court -- could limit the rights of professors at state and local colleges.

New Tack Against Term Paper Providers

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Student sues 3 Web sites for allegedly infringing copyright and selling her essay without her consent.

Faith and Health, Part II

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U. of Minnesota drops course in response to lawsuit, but says it will continue exploring the issues.

First Amendment Lessons

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Freedom of expression tests at Wisconsin-Green Bay (art), St. Lawrence University (Web site) and Baylor (coffee cups).

A Supreme Battle Takes Shape

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All parties weigh in on law denying funds to colleges that restrict campus access to military recruiters.

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