Legal issues

Loss for Whistle Blowers

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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

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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.

Changing the Mental Health Conversation

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Advocacy group questions the way many are responding to Virginia Tech tragedy.

How Sectarian Is Too Sectarian?

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Federal judge -- rejecting pleas from Colorado Christian U. and U.S. Justice Dept. -- upholds Colorado's limit on aid funds.

Limits on Free Speech

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U.S. appeals court backs right of public colleges to limit spending on student elections. How broad could impact be?

Sharing Ideas About Sharing Files

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As Congress mulls colleges' role in policing peer-to-peer networks, campus administrators explain how they combat illegal downloading.

Is EEOC Backpedaling?

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New letter on colleges' job advertising endorses alternative to indicating interest in candidates from certain groups.

NCAA vs. Bloggers

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Reporter ejected from game for crime of online reporting -- does First Amendment have a college sports exemption?

Mixed Messages on Affirmative Action

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Supreme Court decision cites ruling that permitted use of race, but emphasis suggests colleges can expect more scrutiny.

Complicated Legal Win for Notre Dame

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Supreme Court voids appeals court decision that might have forced university to repay funds in church-state case.


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