Legal issues

Hampered at Hampton U.

As students face expulsion for expressing anti-Bush views, free speech concerns surface.

Mixed Verdict at Middlebury

Judge sides with college, but offers harsh criticism in case that has angered many black students.

Tenured Professor's Firing (Largely) Upheld

The University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents abided by state law in 2001 when it fired a tenured professor for alleged sexual harassment and other misconduct, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. While it largely sided with the university in the case of John Marder, the court sent the case back to a lower court to resolve one factual issue.

Not So Confidential Counseling

Experts fear plan at George Washington U. to have psychologists share some information on students with administrators.

The Supremes Scrutinize Solomon

Justices seem inclined to uphold law that bars federal funds to campuses that restrict military recruiters.

No Convictions for Al-Arian

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

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

Loss for Frat at Colgate

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

Accreditation After Edward Waters

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

Southern Accreditor Puts 2 on Probation

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


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