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Tribbensee, Nancy – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In a student production of "Dracula" at Texas A&M University some years ago, the final scene was exceptionally dramatic. One actor stabbed another, who was playing the vampire, in the chest with a real knife. A volunteer director from the community, who was assisting the drama club, had decided that the scene required the actual weapon, not the…
Descriptors: Employees, Sexual Harassment, Injuries, Supervision
Masterson, Kathryn – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that as many as five colleges or charitable foundations whose endowments have suffered significant investment losses or were unable to access money in their accounts in recent months are considering legal action against their brokers or investment managers, alleging misrepresentation of risk or mismanagement. Jacob H.…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Trusts (Financial), Financial Services, Money Management
White, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A gasp-provoking amount of money will be donated and bequeathed to the nation's colleges over the next two generations. The total amount of college endowments is about $411.2-billion, according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and it can be expected to double, if not triple, in size over the next several…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Donors, Integrity, Ethics
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A federal jury in Texas awarded Blackboard Inc. $3.1-million last month, saying that a smaller Canadian competitor, Desire2Learn Inc., had infringed Blackboard's patent for a system of delivering course materials online. The case has been closely watched by campus-technology officials, many of whom feared that a Blackboard win could stifle…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Computer Software, Court Litigation, Educational Technology
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
This article describes how a New York institution gives its students a hands-on education in courtroom wrangling. Unlike medical students, who work in teaching hospitals and clinics as they learn, most law students don't set foot in a courtroom until their third and final year, when they have the option of participating in legal clinics. The Touro…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Experiential Learning, Law Students, Law Schools
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Accreditation and public safety are vital issues for colleges, but rarely do they put the two together. The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators is trying to change that. The group, known as Iaclea, started accrediting colleges' police and public-safety departments last year, holding them to a strict set of standards.…
Descriptors: Safety, Police, Compliance (Legal), Law Enforcement
Fain, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that a pair of university presidents is among the people feeling the heat from the collapse of the investment bank Bear Stearns. Henry S. Bienen, president of Northwestern University, and the Rev. Donald J. Harrington, president of St. John's University, in New York, were among the 12 members of the Bear Stearns Companies'…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Court Litigation, College Presidents, Governing Boards
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in December in a case that could make it more difficult for plaintiffs to win sexual-discrimination or sexual-harassment lawsuits against colleges and other educational institutions. The justices will decide whether to uphold a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Higher Education
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Thirty years ago, Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. sent the nation's selective colleges down a path where few had ventured before. In the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in "Regents of the University of California v. Bakke," he wrote that colleges were legally justified in giving some modest consideration to their applicants' race, so…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Court Litigation
Franke, Ann H. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Brian Lindsay, a chemistry major, participated in a summer research program at St. Olaf College. The 10-week program required him to work in a laboratory under the direction of a chemistry professor. Lindsay received a $3,500 stipend and free housing. On July 11, 2002, he was performing a procedure to clean, or "quench," a flask. The…
Descriptors: Employment Level, State Courts, Court Litigation, College Students
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
Sanders, Steve – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Gregory A. Love, then a student at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, was beaten in 2002 with a baseball bat by a fellow student in a dormitory shower after Love made what his attacker perceived as a homosexual advance. The attacker was later convicted of aggravated assault and battery. Love sued Morehouse, arguing that the institution was liable for…
Descriptors: School Safety, Court Litigation, Homosexuality, Social Bias
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on a conflict between the inventor of a medicine for dry eyes and the university where she worked, which highlights the pitfalls in commercialization of academic discoveries. Renee L. Kaswan, the former professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia has been prodding the institution to be more aggressive in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Intellectual Property, Business, Employer Employee Relationship
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
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