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Universities And Sports Betting: New Hampshire Federal Court Sets Aside 2019 DOJ Opinion On The Wire Act
Earlier this year, the Department of Justice issued a memorandum opinion that effectively reversed the DOJ's 2011 guidance and advised federal prosecutors that the Wire Act's prohibition against interstate gambling ...
United States
13 Aug 2019
Operation Varsity Blues: Insights On The College Admissions Scandal From A Former Prosecutor
The massive criminal indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning college admissions fraud holds many crucial lessons for higher education leaders.
United States
29 Mar 2019
New Anti-Hazing Law Requires PA Colleges & Universities To Post Semi-Annual Reports, With Initial Reports Due Jan. 15, 2019
"This fall, Pennsylvania adopted legislation in an effort to prevent, deter, and criminalize hazing at colleges, universities, and secondary schools
United States
10 Dec 2018
Department Of Education Requests Comments On Proposed Title IX Regulations
On Friday, November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding how schools ...
United States
23 Nov 2018
3d Circuit Provides Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Policy
On June 18, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District upheld Boyertown Area School District's policy which allows transgender students to use restroom and locker rooms that match their gender identity rather than their biological sex.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Massachusetts High Court Provides Guidance On Responding To Suicidal Students
The duty imposed by the court is thus very limited.
United States
14 May 2018
California Court Finds College Not Liable For Third Party Harassment Not Related To College's Programs Or Activities
In Karasek v. Regents of the University of California, No. 3:15-cv-03717-WHO (N. D. Cal. April 12, 2018), the court granted summary judgment to the University of California (UC) on the plaintiff's Title IX claims.
United States
24 Apr 2018
California Court Creates Special Duty For Colleges To Protect Students
On March 22, 2018, the top California Court stated for the first time that there is a special relationship between colleges and their enrolled students ...
United States
3 Apr 2018
It's A Slam Dunk: Take Steps Now To Avoid Tough Lessons Learned By Several NCAA Basketball Programs
The recent indictment of at least 10 individuals associated with college basketball should alert every university, and many businesses, to the importance of operating strong ethics and compliance programs...
United States
5 Oct 2017
Beware Of Implementing 2017 Q&A Sexual Misconduct Guidance: VAWA And Clery Act Remain The Law (For Now)
On September 22, the Department of Education issued this announcement formally withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance in its 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and its 2014 Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence.
United States
28 Sep 2017
Comment Time – Borrower Defense To Repayment Rules Would Apply To Your Institution
All institutions of higher education (not just law schools or just proprietary schools) should consider filing comments to the US Department of Education proposed regulations on Borrower Defense to Repayment.
United States
21 Jul 2016
The FLSA Overtime Regulations Are Changing December 1, 2016: Colleges And Universities Will Be Ready
We've had plenty of time to adapt and now the new rules are clear. Colleges and universities will be ready.
United States
25 May 2016
Obtaining Relief From Penalties Related To IRS Form 1098-T Filing Deficiencies?
It has been reported that many colleges and universities have received IRS Notices assessing significant penalties for failing to provide accurate or complete information on IRS Forms 1098-T.
United States
26 Aug 2015
Attorneys In The Student Disciplinary Process: Requirements, Restrictions And Best Practices
For those students who can afford or have other access to legal services, the Clery Act requirements will almost certainly result in more students in campus proceedings being represented by attorneys.
United States
19 May 2015
Title IX Coordinators: Review Of New Guidance From The Department Of Education
On April 24, 2015, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) and a letter directly to Title IX Coordinators, as well as a new 25-page Title IX Resource Guide.
United States
29 Apr 2015
Opening The Library Doors To The World: Second Circuit Finds Universities’ Book Scanning Project Constitutes "Fair Use" Of Copyrighted Materials
The facts from which this litigation arose are familiar to many in higher education, and reflect the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.
United States
30 Jun 2014
US Department Of Education Levies More Fines For Clery Act Violations
President Obama recently called attention to the issue of sexual violence on college campuses, stating that "more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students" and that "we must strengthen and address compliance issues."
United States
30 Jan 2014
President Obama Launches Task Force on Campus Sexual Assaults
On January 22, 2014, President Obama announced the creation of a Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault. The Task Force was announced in conjunction with the release of a report on rape and sexual assault from the White House Council on Women and Girls.
United States
25 Jan 2014
College And University Boards Advised To Become And Remain Informed Of Sexual Misconduct On Campus
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) released an Advisory Statement on Sexual Misconduct on October 24.
United States
1 Nov 2013
Regulatory Focus On Colleges And Universities Is Increasing
In the last two weeks, both the IRS and Congressional officials announced major milestones in the increasing regulatory focus on colleges and universities.
United States
16 May 2013
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