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Judge: Students, Staff Can Oppose Corcoran Merger

July 22, 2014

Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art, a judge ruled Monday.

With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

July 21, 2014

A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes from the World Room, a reference to The World, his New York newspaper.

Amherst Sued for Trying to Handle a Sexual Assault Case Almost 5 Years Later

July 20, 2014

A would-be 2014 Amherst College graduate is suing the school for $2 million in damages after it withheld his diploma to investigate allegations that he sexually assaulted a former roommate almost five years ago.

George Fox U. Alters Policy on Transgender Students

July 18, 2014

George Fox University has been facing criticism for its policy, which it says is motivated by its Christian beliefs, of not allowing transgender students to live in housing with the gender with which they identify. On Thursday, the university announced a change that would open housing to transgender students who have surgery. 

Drug Bust Leads Gettysburg College to Sanction 27 Students

July 16, 2014

More than 25 students were found to have violated Gettysburg College's policy, resulting in expulsions, suspensions and dismissals from campus, according to a letter from college president Janet Morgan Riggs.

Private, Community Colleges Get Greener

July 15, 2014

Climate change and other environmental concerns are threatening both the quality of life and pocketbooks of Iowans — and the region’s private and community colleges are no exception.  That’s why many schools, including Coe College and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, have and are continuing to implement a variety of green initiatives — mirroring a national sustainability trend among private colleges and universities.

Campbellsville University, Kentucky Baptist Convention at Odds Over Selection of Trustees

July 15, 2014

Campbellsville University wants to choose its own trustees and admit non-Baptists to its board, a move that might jeopardize the school's funding from the Kentucky Baptist Convention. The Kentucky Baptist Convention, or KBC, contributes about $1 million a year to Campbellsville's $57 million budget.

Not the First Exemption

July 15, 2014

Many advocates for gay and transgender students were surprised and angered when they learned that U.S. Education Department had granted George Fox University an exemption from parts of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The exemption will permit George Fox to deny a transgender student the right to live in male student housing.

Private Schools Add Lacrosse to Attract Students

July 13, 2014

Since 2004, 21 NCAA Division II and 79 Division III schools have added lacrosse teams, while only eight Division I schools have done so,

John Wayne’s Family and Duke University Duke It Out Over Whiskey Name

July 11, 2014

As part of a long-running legal tussle, the Durham university and John Wayne Enterprises have been fighting over “Duke” trademarks and whether the family of the star of countless classic westerns can brand their bourbon with the name they want.  The Wayne family filed a lawsuit in a California federal court last week asking a judge to push back the university, which has been bedeviling their plans for restaurants, gaming machines, celebrity licensing services and now an attempt to register a “Duke” trademark for alcoholic beverages.

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