Legal issues

Giving Thought to Donor Intent

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Panelists discuss high-profile cases of philanthropists feeling spurned by colleges, but some say that's far from the norm in higher ed giving.

Searching for Common Ground on Copyrights

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Two panels met at George Washington University to disentangle thorny copyright issues, highlighting legal uncertainties and competing positions.

The Right to be Readmitted?

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A white law student with disabilities sues because she wasn't allowed back after failing to meet minimum grade requirements -- when she says other students, mainly minorities, were.

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

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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

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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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