Legal issues

$600K for Fired Professor

Jean Cobbs, with backing from academic groups, said Virginia State revoked her tenure for her defense of colleagues and her politics.

A Troubled Typist

Michigan Law School graduate sues his former institution because he says exams are harder for students who type slowly.

Criminals and Colleges in the Capital

Campus leaders in Washington fight local legislation to extend anti-discrimination protections to ex-offenders.

Big Win for Religious Colleges

California Supreme Court, in 4-3 split, reverses lower court rulings to allow bond sales on behalf of "pervasively sectarian" institutions.

A More Porous Church-State Wall

New court rulings and campus developments underscore the growing impact of a 1995 Supreme Court decision.

The Price of Disability

Texas State agrees to reimburse student with cerebral palsy who only had access to a higher-cost dorm room.

When a Student Dies

College leaders need to consider a range of issues when responding to the tragedies that take place every year.

Renowned Coach Faces Harassment Trial

Female athlete's lawsuit against North Carolina women's soccer icon deserves jury hearing, U.S. appeals court rules.

Loss for Whistle Blowers

Ruling by U.S. appeals court could undermine public college lawyers and employees who spot illegal or unethical activity.

'Dirty Little Secrets' in Women's Sports

Last month's resignation of Louisiana State University's women's basketball coach amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with her players has once again raised an issue that has long dogged women's sports: the perceived prevalence of lesbian coaches. Some advocates for women's athletics fear that the incident involving Pokey Chatman will have negative ramifications for female coaches and encourage the use of "negative recruiting" aimed at some coaches and programs.


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