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2018 June 26 - 03:37 pm

Immigrant Student Threatened with Being ‘Shipped Back’ to His Native China

“I’ve got your (expletive) passport. You’re leaving now,” a male voice says in the recording. He later adds, “The United States government needs you out of this country right now, you understand?” “You are here illegal, you know that,” a female voice says later.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Justices Decline To Review Lower Court’s Rejection of Mandatory Drug-Testing

The college, based in Linn in central Missouri, has insisted that fostering a drug-free environment amounted to a “special need” justifying departure from the usual warrant and probablecause requirements. The American Civil Liberties Union countered that such universal drug testing was unconstitutionally invasive.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Lawsuit Was Brought by Ivy Tech Instructor Denied a Full-Time Job

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.
2017 January 24 - 03:28 pm

Missouri College Sought Drug Screening for All Its Students

The full 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals, in a 9-2 ruling, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union in reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the same St. Louis-based court. The panel overturned U.S.
2017 January 5 - 03:52 pm

Ivy Tech CC Instructor Alleged Hiring Discrimination

(AP) — A rare full-court session of a U.S. appeals court in Chicago heard arguments on whether protections under a 1964 Civil Rights Act should be expanded to cover workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, as hopes dim among some gay rights activists that the question will be resolved in their favor following Republican election victories.
2016 November 3 - 04:21 pm

Instructor Argued Her Sexual Orientation Barred Her from Full-Time Job

(AP) — A federal appeals court vacated a decision by three of its own judges who recently ruled in an Indiana case that existing federal workplace-discrimination law does not cover sexual-orientation bias and said the full Chicagobased court will rehear the issue.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Student Barred from Handing Out Fliers Takes Aim at Free Speech Zone

By AP
“The bottom line is colleges are a place where ideas are supposed to be freely shared, not gagged,” said alliance attorney Tyson Langhofer. “Our belief is — and we believe the First Amendment’s stance is — speech isn’t free when students have to ask permission to speak, and then when they’re limited to where they can speak.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Governor Seeking $55.7 Million Increase In Performance Funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of Missouri’s public community colleges and universities said they will freeze undergraduate tuition next school year as part of a deal with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon to ramp up funding from the state, although the extra spending needs legislative approval.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Breuder Under Fire for Severance Package, Spending

By AP
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — Trustees of Illinois’ largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing President Robert Breuder, who has been under scrutiny for a hefty severance package and spending at the college, but some are questioning whether ousting him is legal.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Wyoming College District Accused of Violating Protesters’ Free Speech Rights

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Colorado residents have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit charging they were jailed in violation of their constitutional rights after unfurling a banner critical of Peabody Energy Corp. at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting at a college campus in Gillette two years ago.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Promoting Gender Inclusion, Iowa Western CC Sets Aside 40 Housing Units for LGBT Students

By AP
About 40 students have already expressed an interest in the Pride Q*mmunity Cluster, with about 11 students already choosing the option on their housing applications, Luiken said. The housing application update went live last month. Luiken stresses that no student will be assigned to the cluster who doesn’t request placement.
2015 January 17 - 10:20 am

City College of San Francisco Could Retain its Accreditation After Judge's Ruling

A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday that would roll back an accrediting commission’s 2013 decision to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco. San Francisco Supe

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