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2010-03-08 09:59:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen female student-athletes who are members of Delaware State University's women's equestrian team have filed a class action suit challenging the university's recently announced elimination of their team at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 academic year. The student-athletes, represented by the Women's Law Project and Flaster/Greenberg, brought the lawsuit under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that prohibits sex...

2010-02-18 08:00:00

LONDON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sir Paul McCartney pledged "no return to cruelty" as he backed an IFAW in Action campaign to protect the ban on the cruel sport of hunting with dogs. Five years today since the Hunting Act came into force in England and Wales, Sir Paul speaks out in the new report 'No Return to Cruelty' by IFAW in Action, a part of the global International Fund for Animal Welfare movement. He said: "When the cruel and unnecessary 'sport' of hunting with dogs was...

2009-09-18 15:01:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Supreme Court has ruled recently that victims of sexual harassment by student athletes can now sue individuals -- including coaches and athletic directors -- as well as institutions. This ruling and recent court cases are bringing Title IX back into the spotlight. Thirty-seven years after it was first enacted, colleges and universities are reexamining their policies and adapting to recent court rulings. Tim Davis, professor of...

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2009-08-11 00:00:00

Research has shown how to motivate kids so they are much less likely to cheat, but the findings are often not put into practice, U.S. researchers said. We know when kids cheat, why kids cheat and how kids cheat, Eric Anderman, an expert on student cheating at Ohio State University, said in a statement. Anderman told the American Psychological Association meeting in Toronto that cheating among students is widespread and has been growing -- studies show up to 80 percent of high-achieving high...

2009-07-15 00:06:25

Cheating has gone high-tech at a Catholic high school in Virginia where students allegedly used cell phones to share answers to a test, the principal says. At least 30 of the 100 seniors at Bishop Sullivan High School used cell phones cradled near their pockets to cheat on a test measuring their knowledge of modern forms of government, Principal Dennis Price told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. The test had been given to several class sections over the course of a day near the end of the...

2009-04-10 13:06:01

A European survey finds that Austrian men are the most particular when it comes to picking a dating partner and those in the Netherlands the least choosy. Parship, an online matchmaker, conducted the survey, Sky News reported Friday. It questioned 13,000 single men across Western Europe. After Austrians, German and Swiss men tie for second place as picky daters, followed by Ireland, Spain, Italy and Norway. At the other end of the scale, the British are only less choosy than the Dutch,...

2008-12-18 20:29:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneur Magazine has just announced the winners of the 30th Annual Franchise 500 Awards, and ActionCOACH has just been named #82 out of a total of 200 franchises in the publication's latest rankings. This year marks the sixth consecutive year ActionCOACH has been ranked in the top 100. ActionCOACH was founded in Australia, and only recently moved its Global Headquarters to Las Vegas, NV. "With a ranking of 82, ActionCOACH continues to...

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2008-12-02 15:55:00

In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the non-profit Josephson Institute reported Monday that teenagers in the United States lie, cheat and steal at "alarming rates." The results were based on a study of 29,760 high school students throughout the country. The Los Angeles-based organization said the conduct and attitudes of teens "doesn't bode well for the future when these youngsters become the next generation's politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and...

2008-06-25 06:02:07

The US Supreme Court has agreed to review an antitrust lawsuit filed by several internet service providers against AT&T unit Pacific Bell Telephone, alleging the company indulged in anti-competitive practices. Pacific Bell Telephone was sued by several internet services providers in 2003, including Linkline Communications, Notelog, and In-Reach Internet for unreasonably high charges for accessing its phone networks. Federal law stipulates Pacific Bell has to sell wholesale access to...

2007-03-28 21:00:22

By RACHEL HOAG COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio University revoked the master's degree of a mechanical engineering student accused of using others' work in a thesis, the most severe action yet in a review of dozens of research papers, the school said Wednesday. The university would not identify the student or give details about the questioned portions of the thesis, citing academic privacy laws. The student appealed after being notified of the university's plan in February, but Provost Kathy...


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