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Alger, Jonathan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
By the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its first decision in many decades on the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms under the Constitution. The ruling could have a significant impact on federal gun-control regulations. The Second Amendment has historically not been held to apply to state regulations, but a decision by the…
Descriptors: Weapons, Court Litigation, Gun Control, Universities
White, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Virginia State University Carey E. Stronach assigned an undergraduate a final grade of D after the student had failed three classroom quizzes. The student, who claimed to have received A's on two of the quizzes, submitted fax copies of his score sheets to Stronach, who concluded that the student had doctored his scores. The student appealed to the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Court Litigation, College Faculty, Grading
Masterson, Kathryn – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled in favor of Randolph College in two lawsuits brought by students and alumnae donors upset that the institution, formerly Randolph-Macon Woman's College, went coed last fall. In one case, the court ruled against a group of students who argued that the decision to enroll men was a breach of contract. The…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Single Sex Colleges, Educational Change, Coeducation
Bartlett, Thomas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In 1991 three Christian students sued the University of Virginia after they were denied funds for their evangelical newspaper. The students said the case was about free speech; the university argued it was about separation of church and state. The U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of the students, a landmark ruling that guaranteed equal treatment…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, State Church Separation, Court Litigation, Christianity
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This February 25, 2005 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Sins of Admission" (Sumner, James); (2) "Admissions Today: 6…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, College Choice, Scores