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Did email violate employee’s rights?

April 22, 2014 by Claire Knight

Does an email warning staffers about a potential threat violate a former employee’s right to his good name?

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Caught with technology: 4 more mistakes

April 8, 2014 by Claire Knight

By now, you’d think people would know they need to think twice about the tech trail that could be capturing mistakes forever. 

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Drugs and alcohol on campus: Which colleges top the list?

April 7, 2014 by Claire Knight

Drugs and alcohol are common problems on college campuses. And some schools have more trouble with them than others — as proven by student arrest rates, according to a recent study.

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Social media headaches: One school pays out $70K

March 31, 2014 by Claire Knight

Fact: Students’ online speech can cause in-school problems.

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Online, but off-campus: 2 more students drag schools to court

March 25, 2014 by Claire Knight

You know things can get tricky when you’re dealing with students’ online, off-campus speech. And now two more schools are facing legal headaches after disciplining students.

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Tweet was ‘just meant to scare her,’ student claims

March 17, 2014 by Claire Knight

After they’re caught, many students cry foul, saying their online speech wasn’t meant to be serious. Did the court buy that argument in this case?

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Ex-student on the hot seat for Facebook friend requests

March 13, 2014 by Claire Knight


This university claims a student crossed a line when he sent … Facebook friend requests? Here’s what happened:

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Former staffer out $80K for huge Facebook blunder

March 4, 2014 by Claire Knight

You know Facebook posts can come back to haunt you. Here’s why it’s so important to share that message with students — and your own children.

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Feds offer guidance on protecting online data

March 4, 2014 by Claire Knight

Yet another college has suffered a data breach — this time more than 300,000 have been affected.

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Legal news on college campus: 4 recent incidents

March 3, 2014 by Claire Knight

As you know, college officials face many legal headaches — from speech rights to guns on campus. 

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