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Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on a Supreme Court case that is echoing across the University of Texas at Austin, and for some students, it is personal. Not long after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Abigail Fisher's case against the University of Texas at Austin, a lighthearted joke made the rounds at the Warfield Center for African and African-American…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Selective Admission
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Being rowdy and impulsive is a time-honored tradition among college students. Documenting that behavior online is a recent phenomenon that still vexes administrators. When social-networking sites first became popular, many colleges and universities watched them closely. Since then, a consensus has emerged that institutions should not actively…
Descriptors: Web Sites, School Responsibility, College Administration, College Students
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A Texas court's recent ruling that allowed a negligence lawsuit to proceed against 12 former administrators at Texas A&M University has some higher-education legal experts concerned about campus officials' liability in a variety of situations, including fraternity initiations, housing accidents, and student suicides. The decision was in favor…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Legal Responsibility, Administrators, College Administration
Seaver, Douglas F. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
As much as 90 percent of all documents and correspondence are created and maintained in electronic formats, according to information experts. So it is not surprising that the focus of many lawsuits is shifting to electronically stored information: how to preserve it, how to search vast quantities of it for relevant evidence, and how to produce it…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Electronic Publishing, Information Technology, College Administration
Eisenberg, Meyer; Franke, Ann H. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The investigations of student-loan programs around the country echo previous scandals in the financial world involving stock offerings and mutual funds. The relationships between lenders and financial-aid officers seem to raise the same questions about impropriety, conflict of interest, and possible fraud. Indeed, lessons from Wall Street can…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Deception, Conflict of Interest
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 January 14, 2005 issue of "Chronicle for Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Utopia College: A Distinctive Alternative" (Nemko, Marty); (2)…
Descriptors: College Administration, Criticism, Films, Writing (Composition)