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Congress Talks Addressing Student Loan Crisis In Bankruptcy
The Democratic presidential race is brimming with ideas for tackling the student debt crisis:
United States
8 Jul 2019
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"As A Concept, Pay Equity Seems Simple In Its Application…"
So began a decision out of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon last month, which dismissed a lawsuit brought by Jennifer Freyd.
United States
3 Jul 2019
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Baker Administration, MA Legislature Agree To Delay PFML Contribution Start Date From July 1 To Oct. 1, 2019
Yesterday, Gov. Baker and leaders in the Massachusetts House and Senate agreed to adopt a three-month delay to the start of required contributions
United States
24 Jun 2019
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Court Rules That Inconsistent Application Of Written Policies Could Create An Inference Of Unlawful Intent
On April 10, 2019, the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued an interesting decision on a First Amendment retaliation claim.
United States
15 May 2019
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White House Submits ‘Wish List' Of Changes To Higher Education Act
In 1965, Congress enacted the Higher Education Act (HEA), with the goals of establishing financial aid and strengthening educational resources in higher education.
United States
7 May 2019
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Super ‘Subs'? Maybe, Says Federal Appeals Court
In a decision issued on March 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected an NLRB order that sought to require the University of Southern California ...
United States
10 Apr 2019
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Trump Executive Order Focuses On Campus Free Speech And Student Loans
On March 21, 2019, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities (the "Order").
United States
9 Apr 2019
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Deliberate Indifference, Revisited
In a prior post, we discussed a case against the University of Notre Dame in which the alleged victim argued that Notre Dame's actions ...
United States
20 Mar 2019
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Post-Trial Arguments Heard In Harvard Admissions Discrimination Case
In a prior blog post, we discussed some of the latest legal challenges to the operation and limits of the currently-prevailing affirmative action principles set forth in the 2013 United States Supreme Court case...
United States
1 Mar 2019
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NCAA Convention Report
The National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA") governance structure consists of legislative bodies,
United States
28 Feb 2019
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Massachusetts Proposes Enhanced Oversight Of College Finances
In the wake of the recent high-profile closures of nonprofit colleges in Massachusetts, Massachusetts's Board of Higher Education (BHE) ...
United States
26 Feb 2019
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"Regarded As" Theory Sacks University
On November 14, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi allowed a student's claim against the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to proceed to discovery.
United States
21 Dec 2018
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Proposed Title IX Regulations: 10 Changes That Colleges And Universities Need To Know
On November 16, 2018, after more than a year of anticipation, the Department of Education issued its proposed regulations under Title IX.
United States
18 Dec 2018
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Race-Conscious Student Selection Policies Continue To Garner Legal Scrutiny
In 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ("Fisher I")
United States
3 Dec 2018
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USCIS Strengthens Reentry Bars For International Students
On August 9, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a policy memorandum altering the longstanding treatment of "unlawful presence" for students holding F, J or M visas ("international students").
United States
29 Nov 2018
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It's Final: Colleges Now Must Report Sexual Harassment To National Science Foundation
In September, the National Science Foundation ("NSF") released its final notice imposing sexual harassment and assault-related reporting requirements on college and universities.
United States
6 Nov 2018
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Court Strikes Down DOE's Efforts To Block Its Own Regulations From Taking Effect
In 2016, the Department of Education ("DOE") published a series of regulations, known as the "Borrower Defense Regulations," designed to provide additional protections to student borrowers...
United States
6 Nov 2018
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It's Final: Colleges Now Must Report Sexual Harassment To NSF
In September, the National Science Foundation ("NSF") released its final notice imposing sexual harassment and assault-related reporting requirements on college and universities.
United States
31 Oct 2018
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Beyond The Advancement Decision Itself: When Lack Of Opportunities And Resources May Constitute Sex Discrimination
Altha Cravey, a female geography professor, is suing the University of North Carolina and three administrators for gender discrimination and retaliation (for raising concerns of sex and racial discrimination).
United States
25 Oct 2018
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Lawsuit Filed Following NYU Title IX Investigation In Ronell-Reitman Case
It is certainly possible that this case will continue to generate news if it continues to progress. Stay tuned for any notable updates.
United States
3 Oct 2018
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