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Registrars' Group Takes On Diploma Mills

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Diploma mill operators often manage to stay one step ahead of the law, changing their location or how they operate whenever state or other authorities zero in for a crackdown. And the laws and other tools available to regulators, higher education officials, students and others to stop degree mill operators are few and flimsy. So occasionally they turn to alternative tactics to fight the degree mills and other companies that help them do business.

Copy Cat Copy Case

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Publishers allege copyright violations against Florida copy shop owner for second time since 2002.

Packing Heat

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Shooting of a student by a campus officer renews debate about arming of college cops.    

Court Win for a Rule Breaker

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Ohio State breached its contract with a former basketball coach when it fired him for NCAA violations, a judge rules.

The Alito Impact

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Supreme Court will rehear case that could affect the free speech rights of public college professors.

Court Challenge on Athletic Aid

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Antitrust lawsuit accuses NCAA of illegally restricting value of sports scholarships.

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

Patent Windfall for U. of California

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Monsanto agrees to pay $100 million up front and at least $5 million a year in royalties to end dispute over cow growth hormone.

A Win for Women at Newman

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University settles with woman and EEOC amid reports ex-president preferred male candidates for some positions.

Wisconsin's Battle of the Bible

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The University of Wisconsin announced a plan Wednesday that would allow resident assistants to hold Bible study meetings in their dormitory rooms.

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