Legal issues

No Convictions for Al-Arian

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Professor fired by U. of South Florida found not guilty on some charges, renewing debate over his dismissal and academic freedom.

Social Security and Defaulted Student Loans

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U.S. can seize benefits when borrower has been delinquent for a decade, Supreme Court rules.

Loss for Frat at Colgate

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A judge dismisses lawsuit by alumni seeking to reverse sale of their house to the university.

Accreditation After Edward Waters

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Has a legal challenge irrevocably 'judicialized' the process by which colleges assess their peers?

Southern Accreditor Puts 2 on Probation

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American InterContinental and St. Andrews Presbyterian are sanctioned; 7 colleges come off the watch list.

Survival of the Fittest Theory

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Federal judge rejects intelligent design curriculum as religious and non-scientific.

Clamping Down on Corruption

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Public institutions in New Jersey face intense scrutiny from both state and federal governmental officials.

Canning Spam

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Supreme Court lets stand ruling favoring public university's policy on blocking unsolicited e-mail messages.

Freedom of Religious Items

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A Sikh student should be allowed to wear an ornamental knife, a judge ruled.

A College's Delicate 'Balancing Act'

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At the start of each academic quarter, Edward sits down with professors in his courses at Spokane Community College and lays out the unpleasant facts: He spent two and a half years in jail for molesting boys, he's in recovery, and he's getting a higher education to try to piece his life back together.


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