Legal issues

Jury Orders U. of Phoenix Parent to Pay $277 Million

Verdict finds Apollo Group (and two former officials) liable for having misled investors by withholding federal report critical of admissions practices.

Study Abroad Inquiry Expands

Moving beyond major providers, New York Attorney General subpoenas colleges about their international programs.


One university won't open its doors. Another declines to show a documentary. It isn't personal, but fears over IRS rules and perceived bias are at the heart of recent Obama snubs.

Settlement Raises Questions for NCAA

Agreement with former athletes a good financial deal for NCAA, sports officials and legal experts say, but does it add momentum to the push for players to be paid?

Not So Free Speech in Campus Governance

Faculty groups fear federal court decision endangers the right of professors at public institutions to speak out on matters of campus policy.

A Swipe at Credit Card Marketing

New survey finds that students largely support limiting the influence of credit card companies on campus.

Court Finds Credence in Ex-Coach's Racial Bias Charge

A federal appeals court on Tuesday required Iona College to defend itself against charges that it had discriminated against a former men's basketball coach in 2004 by firing him, in part, because he was married to a black woman. The U.S.

Predicting and Preventing Campus Violence

Experts in the field gather at Columbia University to discuss school shooters, student suicides and the law, among other topics.

Pardon Me, but Your Door Is Terribly Offensive

Lake Superior State University maintains that conservative political cartoons and images on a professor's door constitute harassment, not protected speech.

Judicial Review Under Review

Case involving a suspended U. of Florida fraternity spurs questions about what opportunity student groups should have to respond to charges against them.


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