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From: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Subject: Afternoon Update: Is 'U.S. News' Rankings' Dominance in Danger?
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A Growing RevoltHigh-ranking law schools have taken the abrupt step of disavowing the much-cited list. But don’t expect the magazine’s influence to wane anytime soon.
Pandemic ComplaintA state court rejected, 2 to 1, a potential class-action lawsuit arguing that the university should refund fees that students paid for services it didn’t provide because of the Covid-19 shutdown in 2020. A similar case involving the University of South Florida is pending before the state Supreme Court. (Tampa Bay Times)
Campus ViolenceThe decision follows a shootout Saturday on the University of New Mexico campus that left a UNM student dead and an NMSU basketball player injured. The athlete was allegedly lured to the campus by UNM students seeking revenge for a fight last month at a football game, authorities say. (Albuquerque Journal)
Disability AccessThe proposed settlement comes in a case stretching back years; the U.S. Justice Department alleged Berkeley violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by posting videos online without accurate closed-captioning and other accommodations. (Higher Ed Dive)
LeadershipJust three weeks after Utah State’s athletic director resigned, Noelle Cockett announced on Tuesday her plans step down next summer as president. The university is being sued by a former football player who alleges he faced retaliation after recording the head coach and then-campus police chief making derogatory comments about sexual-assault victims. (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Health and WellnessThe university is considering outsourcing care. It would become the second public four-year institution in the state not to offer health care on campus, joining Southern Utah University. (KSL Newsradio)
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