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Naval Academy professor settles free-speech claim

A U.S. Naval Academy professor has settled a First Amendment claim against the service academy, following allegations he was denied a merit pay increase after he published newspaper articles criticizing school policies.

By Daniel de Vise  | January 26, 2011; 1:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor, Litigation  | Tags:  Bruce Fleming investigation, USNA First Amendment case; Naval Academy AAUP, USNA investigation  
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Immigrant tuition breaks prompt Md. suit

Updated at noon Thursday with statement from Montgomery College. A Maryland lawmaker says he will announce a lawsuit against Montgomery College on Thursday challenging the institution's practice of charging lower fees tuition to illegal immigrants who live in the county....

By Daniel de Vise  | January 19, 2011; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Access, Community Colleges, Litigation, Public policy  | Tags:  Maryland colleges illegal immigrants, Montgomery College illegal immigrants, illegal immigrant college students, illegal immigrant college tuition  
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Brown University sues Newport News over sword

A lawsuit filed just before the new year in U.S. District Court in eastern Virginia alleges that the historic Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News has on display an ornamental sword from the Civil War era that rightfully belongs to...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 6, 2011; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Litigation  | Tags:  Brown University lawsuit, Brown University sword, Brown stolen sword, Lee Hall Mansion sword  
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Iraq vet barred from Baltimore community college over essay on killing

A Iraq war veteran barred from attending the Community College of Baltimore County over an essay he wrote called "War is a Drug" says he has given up trying to re-enroll, according to a story in the Baltimore Sun. Charles...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 5, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Administration, Community Colleges, Litigation  | Tags:  CCBC veteran essay, Iraq veteran barred from college, Iraq veteran essay community college, veteran barred from community college, veteran essay killing  
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Va. Tech sues alumnus for 'Hokie' business

In an unusual defense of a collegiate trademark, Virginia Tech has filed suit against a Blacksburg real estate agent for appropriating its official nickname in the title of Hokie Real Estate Inc. According to an account in the Roanoke Times,...

By Daniel de Vise  | October 29, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Administration, Litigation, Marketing  | Tags:  Hokie lawsuit, VT Hokie lawsuit, Virginia Tech  
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Two cases pit gay rights against religious values

In a pair of recent court cases, a university's interest in enforcing anti-bias rules collides with the rights of individual students to follow their Christian beliefs. In one case, the Christian legal group Alliance Defense Fund sued Augusta State University...

By Daniel de Vise  | July 28, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Administration, Litigation, Students  | Tags:  Alliance Defense Fund, Augusta State University, Christian college students, Eastern Michigan University, Jennifer Keeton, Julea Ward, gay rights lawsuit  
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