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Flawed Assumption: College Restores Track Teams

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Concluding that it was out of compliance with Title IX, institution agrees to keep men's and women's squads.

Court Upholds Firing for 'Content'

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A federal judge has dismissed a journalism professor's lawsuit charging that administrators at Kansas State University fired him as adviser of the Kansas State Collegian because they were unhappy with the student newspaper's content.

Patenting Research Just Got Harder

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Supreme Court ruling expands studies that can legally be done using products of others' intellectual property.

Appeals Court Revives Disability Lawsuit

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George Mason faces allegations of bias in dispute over a test and make-up test.

The Bush v. Gore of Student Government Elections

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State judge bars University of Kentucky from swearing in the official winner of a contested race.

Court Tosses $773,000 Award to Ex-Coach

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La. appeals panel finds no race discrimination in LSU's 1989 dismissal of women's track and field coach.

Starting In on the Higher Ed Act

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A House panel approves bills on graduate and international education, beginning formal work on the massive federal law.

Anti-Aging Doctors Sue Professors

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$240 million sought in case that some see as attack on scholars who speak out on their areas of expertise.

Colleges Can Censor, Too

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A U.S. appeals court extends to higher education a 1988 Supreme Court ruling that let high schools review student content.

$3 Million Do-Over

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Technicality leads Iowa Supreme Court to throw out award to a former graduate student everyone agrees was sexually harassed.


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