Legal issues

Religious Meets Litigious

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California community college sued by students and faculty for opening official events with Christian prayer.

Conflicting Rights

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Federal appeals court blocks Southern Illinois U. from denying recognition to Christian legal group -- despite its discriminatory practices.

Faculty Speech Rights Rejected

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Idaho State case becomes latest in which a judge rules that public college faculty members don't have First Amendment protection when criticizing administrators.

Tangled Web at Wesleyan

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Connecticut college sues former investment manager, charging that, with friends and family members, he conspired to enrich himself and shortchanged his job.

Raising the Burqa

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Massachusetts college's ban on face coverings doesn't explicitly target Muslim veils, but is seen that way and stirs up vocal opinions.

College Reverses Veil Ban

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Massachusetts institution adds a religious exemption to its rule barring face-obscuring head coverings.

Ifs, Ands and Butts

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After a wave of colleges banned smoking, some officials feel pressure to make exceptions, and still grapple with enforcement.

Hitting Pause on Class Videos

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A trade group goes after UCLA for posting copyrighted videos on course Web sites -- and hints that other colleges might be next.

Clash Over Student Privacy

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Head of Education Department's privacy office says he was fired for challenging U.S. approach to promoting state student data systems.

Rights of the Accused

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As faculty and administration at Southern Illinois at Carbondale hammer out a policy for sexual harassment claims, professors fear for due process rights.

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