May 16, 2022
Making Their Arguments Against Affirmative Action
(Excerpts from Inside Higher Ed) - Thirty- four briefs were filed, most of them last week, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse its past support for affirmative action in college admissions.
May 11, 2022
Duke investigates possibly plagiarized grad speech,
(Excerpts from Insider Ed News) - Duke University says it is “concerned” and will investigate a student’s graduation speech from Sunday, which closely mirrors a commencement address given at Harvard University in 2014.
May 6, 2022
Ed Department begins review of Section 504 rules
(Excerpts from Higher Ed Dive) - The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced Friday that it is requesting public comments regarding general feedback on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for students with disabilities in K-12 and higher education institutions.
May 4, 2022
Columbia Awarded $185 Million in Patent-Infringement Lawsuit
(Excerpts from Insider Ed News) - Columbia University was awarded slightly over $185 million in damages Monday by a federal jury that found that NortonLifeLock Inc. willfully and literally infringed two patents related to groundbreaking cybersecurity safeguards invented by Columbia professors, according to a press release from the university.