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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.

N.Y. Appeals Court Spanks Le Moyne

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Judges order college to reinstate student who was kicked out after he wrote paper endorsing corporal punishment.

Panel Finds Age Discrimination at Ohio U.

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State civil rights commission detects bias in denial of tenure to engineering professor whom a colleague called "too old."

Broken Whistle?

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Several current and former California State U. employees charge that they faced retaliation for reporting abuse.

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.

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