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Probing Students' Pasts

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WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the 2004 murder of a University of North Carolina at Wilmington student by a classmate with a history of violence against women, the deceased student's family came to see the decision-making of the university’s admissions office as one of the major factors leading to her death.

Protection for Title IX Whistleblowers

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In the years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a private right to action for retaliatory discrimination under Title IX in 2005, numerous athletics officials have brought cases against their institutions, arguing that they were either let go or mistreated because they raised concerns about gender equity on behalf of students or coaches.

Blind Spot

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SAN FRANCISCO – Colleges do a relatively good job of preventing cashiers and low-level employees from stealing, but they’re largely inept when it comes to monitoring mid- and upper-level managers who are the most likely to perpetrate significant fraud at an institution, an expert on such crimes said at the National Association of College and University Business Officers annual meeting here Sunday.

Competitive Cheerleading Advocates Undeterred

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A federal judge's ruling last week that a Connecticut university cannot use competitive cheerleading to meet its federal Title IX requirements has only indirect immediate implications for the other 10 or so colleges that now sponsor cheerleading as a varsity sport, since none of them include the teams in their calculations to meet gender equity standards.

You Can't Charge for Controversy

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Let's say a student group wants to invite Sarah Palin to campus, or Bill Ayers for that matter. Can a public university say that approval is contingent on the student group paying all extra security costs associated with such a visit?

Win for Researcher Rights

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Judge blocks attempt by state attorney general to get records on a scientist's work at U. of Virginia; further court battles are likely.

Looking the Other Way

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Professor punished by Saint Vincent College for allegedly downloading pornography sues, amid evidence that officials ignored another employee's confession.

High Bar to Sue on Harassment Rules

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Federal appeals court rejects suit by student whose professor criticized his views opposing gay marriage.

'Back in Business' on Civil Rights

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WASHINGTON -- The standard line from President Obama and his aides is that after years of relative inattention from the Republican White House that preceded it, the new administration's civil rights infrastructure is "back in business," on the lookout for evidence of discrimination in the nation's schools and colleges.

High Court to Hear Patent Case

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Justices agree to review appeals court ruling that universities and Obama administration argue would upend system for determining ownership of U.S.-funded inventions.


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