Legal issues

The Mascot Mess

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NCAA crackdown on Native American team names and icons sends a message but sows confusion and conflict.

Far Away Trial

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Duke grad student from Turkey faces charges in Armenia; human rights groups see censorship at play.

Professors Behind Bars

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U. of Wisconsin faces criticism for being unable to immediately fire faculty members who are convicted of crimes.

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.

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