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Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
The Hispanic student at the University of Maryland at College Park who won a court case challenging the restriction of one scholarship to black students has gone on to medical school. His argument was that scholarships should be based on merit and need, not restricted to any ethnic or racial group. (MSE)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Students, Court Litigation, Ethnic Bias
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1995
In a University of Virginia court case on denial of university funds for publication of a student Christian newspaper, 23 organizations have filed briefs on 1 side or the other, all highlighting difficult constitutional issues concerning freedom of speech and separation of church and state. Excerpts from four briefs are presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Financial Support
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1991
The Department of Education has suffered legal defeats in Missouri and Arkansas in its campaign to prevent colleges from publicly releasing names of students arrested by campus security. Controversy involves interpretation of a 1974 privacy-protection law, the Buckley Amendment. College officials are unsure about how to deal with the issue. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Students, Confidential Records, Court Litigation
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools' policy allowing reviewers to consider a college's efforts to recruit and retain minority students and faculty members is being studied, with the controversial recommendation made that the Education Department delay recognition of the accrediting agency. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, College Faculty, College Students, Faculty Recruitment
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
A suit filed by Steven E. Wynne, who has dyslexia, against the Tufts School of Medicine charged that the school discriminated against him when it refused to provide a test that did not use multiple-choice questions. Tufts filed an appeal saying the decision is an encroachment on academic freedom. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Freedom, Civil Rights, College Students
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
A ruling in a dispute over whether the State University of New York System was justified in barring from its Cortland campus a group selling kitchen products is discussed. The case involved the legality of a regulation that bars most commercial activity from SUNY campuses. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Court Litigation, Dormitories, Higher Education
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
A Missouri proposal that parents be allowed to set up special savings accounts for their children's college education that would be exempt from state income tax is described. It is compared to a plan in Michigan that allows parents to prepay tuition at colleges in the state. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Incentives, Parent Financial Contribution
Jaschik, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1991
The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights will develop new policies to prevent sexual harassment of college students and age discrimination in admissions to graduate and professional schools. It will also complete projects to help colleges deal with incidents of racial harassment and to prevent sex discrimination in athletics. (MSE)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights, College Admission, College Athletics