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Court grants order allowing anti-gay leafletting

February 24, 2015 by Claire Knight

Ordering a public college to allow anti-gay leafletting on campus, an Illinois federal judge rejected the argument that doing so would breach federal anti-discrimination regulations and thus cost the college its federal financial aid participation.

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Harvard, MIT face new disability bias suit

February 23, 2015 by Claire Knight

The National Association of the Deaf has filed lawsuits against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Profs’ blog blasts administration: Suit claims university wants it shut down

February 18, 2015 by Claire Knight

In Illinois, a federal judge refused to dismiss a suit that challenges the constitutionality of a university’s computer-related policies – and officials’ alleged attempts to use these policies and other tactics to get rid of an independent blog written by faculty that is highly critical of administrators.

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Court rejects bid to discharge student loans

February 18, 2015 by Claire Knight

Unfortunately for many students, getting into trouble with student loans is way too easy. Getting out of that jam? Easier said than done – as this recent case demonstrates.

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Raped student records tutor’s apology with hidden mic

February 17, 2015 by Claire Knight

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has agreed to pay $920,000 to settle claims that a tutor employed by the district sexually abused a student at Hutchinson High School. 

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‘Shades of grey’ lawsuit: Court delivers mixed ruling

February 11, 2015 by Claire Knight

Just before the upcoming release of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie based on the novel of the same name, a federal court in Colorado ruled on disciplinary proceedings of a student who was involved in a romantic relationship similar to that of the characters in the fictional storyline. 

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Court: School-shooting lawsuit will go to trial

February 4, 2015 by Claire Knight

The Indiana’s highest court has declined to review a negligence case surrounding the 2011 shooting at Martinsville West Middle School.

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Bus driver arrested: What she allowed on the bus

February 4, 2015 by Claire Knight

You might expect students to look the other way when something like this happens but not an adult!

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Snapchat at school: 2 recent issues

February 3, 2015 by Claire Knight

Two students have been caught breaking school rules after they posted incriminating evidence on Snapchat.

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Legal headaches: Title IX, ADA and dashboard cams

February 2, 2015 by Claire Knight

Here are three recent legal issues on college campuses:

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