In the Obama administration’s waning months, hundreds of colleges remain under investigation. Legal challenges may change the landscape, but the government’s action has already left its mark.
Protests over race relations and debates over the rights of transgender people are among the campus issues fueling new conversations on longstanding civil-rights issues.
A deadlocked vote by the justices preserves a lower court’s ruling against a proposal that would have shielded from deportation many parents and siblings of college students.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the University of Texas both fleshes out how colleges can stay out of legal trouble and blunts some of the weapons used to attack affirmative action.
Updating our tracker has revealed insights into how investigations unfold and how some of them are resolved. Here are some of the most interesting examples.
The court's conservatives asked whether the government could do more to accommodate objections by religious colleges and others. The liberal justices suggested those groups are making excessive demands.
A trove of nearly 2,000 pages of communication obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows increasingly difficult negotiations, with UVa ratcheting up the pressure on the Education Department to soften its findings.
The now-defunct university, which promised to "turn anyone into a successful real-estate investor," is the subject of lawsuits filed by the New York attorney general and former students in California.
The passing of the sharp-tongued Supreme Court justice doesn't alter the math of a ruling on the University of Texas at Austin's policy. The long-term conversation about race-conscious admissions is another story.
In revisiting a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin’s consideration of race, the justices pressed lawyers for data showing whether the policy is necessary.
A case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas gives the justices a chance to further limit colleges’ efforts to meet rising student demands for more diversity.
In hearing a challenge to race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, the justices are likely to focus on applying established limits on such policies, not scrapping them.
States’ open-records laws often lack teeth. The absence of more controversies like the one in Illinois may simply reflect that hidden emails are staying hidden.
In a high-profile case at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a star wrestler had been disciplined over charges that he assaulted a female student.
Law schools nationwide are facing hard times. At Charleston School of Law, the problems are magnified by a bitter feud over whether a sale is the only way to save the school.
Ivy Bridge Education accuses the Higher Learning Commission of conducting a "witch hunt" against nontraditional education providers.
Its accreditor approved the college’s application for "restoration" status, giving the institution two years to come into compliance.
When its quarterback was accused of sexual assault, the University of Florida erred on the side of disclosure. Colleges typically do the opposite.
A newly signed bill requires colleges to adopt a “yes means yes” standard in handling sexual-assault cases. Here’s how that definition will play out.
The university said it would pay nearly $1.3-million to settle the case brought by the women, who are current or former undergraduates.
The dispute over the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions has a long legal history. Here's a guide to key moments in the case.