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Lost Cause at Vanderbilt

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University concedes defeat in its bid to remove the word "Confederate" from the name on a building.

Everyone's a Critic

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The curtain did not fall silently on the Devil. But rather to a chorus of "I am offended."

In fact, the shouts by a group of Washington State University students pervaded the final performance in April of The Passion of the Musical -- a show that has become the subject of a free speech dispute months after its short run.

Crime and Punishment

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3 freshmen went out for a drive. One ended up dead, another in jail. When he gets out, should his college welcome him back?

A Bush Choice With College Ties

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The president's pick for the Supreme Court spent years working as a lawyer for colleges and for the NCAA.

Faith, Health and the Constitution

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A group that favors church-state separation challenges U. of Minnesota program on role of religion in healing.

Anti-Catholic or Just Art?

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Washburn U. statue of church figure did not violate Constitution, federal appeals panel concludes.

Crossing the Line

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The University of Georgia removes an associate provost amid reports that he shared a hotel suite with a graduate student.

August Madness

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The NIT and NCAA hit the court (the federal kind), as NCAA defends its basketball tournament against monopoly charges.

Florida's Faculty Free-for-All

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When Florida overhauled its higher education system to shift power from the State Board of Regents to boards of trustees at individual campuses in 2003, it invalidated the employment contract between the regents and the statewide union that represented 10,000 professors, throwing academic labor relations into disarray.

Block That Spam

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Public universities can reject junk e-mail without violating the First Amendment, federal appeals court rules.


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