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Federal Judge Limits Use of FERPA

U.S. court says federal student privacy law does not forbid University of Illinois from releasing records about applicants.

The Professor's Night Job

A former assistant professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, Calif., has sued the institution for sex discrimination, alleging that she was fired for performing in an off-campus burlesque act.

IRB Overreach?

Faculty member sues Brown U. for barring her from using her own research because she paid her subjects different amounts of money.

Please Refine Your Search Terms

A long-awaited decision by a federal judge could be a significant blow to Google's attempts to sell access to books it scanned from university libraries.

Unusual Ruling for Academic Freedom

Federal judge rejects lawsuit by Turkish group against U. of Minnesota for one of its research centers having declared the organization's material "unreliable."

Wisconsin Stands Up for Professor

In response to politician's request for faculty member's e-mails, university releases some but strongly backs academic freedom.

Free to Speak Out

U.S. appeals court rejects idea -- adopted by several lower courts -- that a 2006 Supreme Court ruling limited the rights of public higher ed faculty.

'The Constitution Goes to College'

A new book, The Constitution Goes to College: Five Constitutional Ideas That Have Shaped the American University (New York University Press), argues that key values in American higher education can be traced to the U.S. Constitution.

U.S. Examines Football Bowl System

Government offers first confirmation it is looking into controversial method of determining a national champion in big-time sport.

Don't Mention Virginia Tech

A computer science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, feeling isolated and alienated in a department where he was a poor fit, referred to the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech in a conversation with colleagues who already found him hostile.

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