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Schroeder, Jared C. – Review of Higher Education, 2013
When Jake Baker wrote a violent, sexually themed story about one of his classmates and emailed it to a friend, the case that ensued highlighted how new technologies have created fresh ways for students to harass, oppress, or be oppressed by others. This article examines concepts of violence and cultural imperialism oppression, primarily as defined…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Violence, Colleges, Antisocial Behavior
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Jorgensen, James D.; Helms, Lelia B. – Review of Higher Education, 2008
The Supreme Court first affirmed the importance of academic freedom in 1957. Yet in subsequent cases, First Amendment precedent has displaced the concept of academic freedom to resolve disputes among competing interests on public campuses, primarily in favor of institutions. This paper draws on the concepts of path dependence and policy space to…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Constitutional Law, Stakeholders, Court Litigation
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Brooks, James H. – Review of Higher Education, 1984
The legal status of college students in relationship to the institution they attend is discussed, focusing on the contractual relationship, due process, access to education, First Amendment rights, search and seizure, federal aid regulation, residency requirements for voting, and the doctrine of academic abstention in legal matters. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Constitutional Law, Contracts