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DOJ drops discrimination lawsuit against Yale University

The Department of Justice has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit against Yale University on Wednesday. The action, filed in October under the Trump administration, accused the college of discriminating against Asian and Caucasian applicants.

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A DOJ spokesperson told FOX Business that the decision was made “in light of all available facts, circumstances and legal developments”, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s decision in Nov. 2020 to reject a challenge to Harvard University’s consideration of race in its admissions process.

In addition, the agency has withdrawn

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Justice Department Drops Yale University Admissions Lawsuit

The Justice Department withdrew a lawsuit that alleged Yale University violated federal civil-rights law by discriminating against white and Asian-American undergraduate applicants, the latest indication that the Biden administration is shifting the federal government’s stance on civil-rights enforcement from that of former President

Donald Trump.

“The Justice Department has dismissed its lawsuit in light of all available facts, circumstances, and legal developments,” including a November federal appeals court ruling that Harvard University didn’t violate federal civil-rights law, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The Justice Department first opened an investigation into Yale’s undergraduate admission policies in 2018, based on a complaint filed

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With coup label, Capitol rioters join communist party in plotting against USA, university project says

The Capitol rioters have joined a small but notorious cadre in the annals of history: a duo that since the end of World War II has attempted to stage coups against the United States of America, a university tracking project finds.



Benjamin J. Davis Jr., Gus Hall sitting on a bench: From left, Communist Party USA members Benjamin Davis Jr., Eugene Dennis, Gilbert Green, John Williamson and Gus Hall are transported to a jail cell in October 1949.


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From left, Communist Party USA members Benjamin Davis Jr., Eugene Dennis, Gilbert Green, John Williamson and Gus Hall are transported to a jail cell in October 1949.

The other case involved 11 members of the American communist party.

The Coup D’etat Project, an initiative of the University of Illinois’ Cline Center for Advanced

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Former University of Florida researcher received $1.75 million in federal grant money; he’s now facing charges

MIAMI — As a former University of Florida professor and researcher, Lin Yang, 43, obtained $1.75 million in federal grant money from the National Institutes of Health, according to the Department of Justice.



a close up of a logo: The Department of Justice seal is seen on a lectern ahead of a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 28, 2018.


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The Department of Justice seal is seen on a lectern ahead of a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 28, 2018.

The problem, investigators say: Yang, a resident of China, never revealed that he was getting support from China and that a company he founded in his home country benefited from the research.

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Now, Yang, who

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RBC, Toronto-Dominion Snared in Canada University Bankruptcy

(Bloomberg) — Laurentian University owes three Canadian banks C$91 million ($71 million), according to documents in a bankruptcy filing that one analyst says will be a test case for how the country’s schools deal with growing financial pressures.

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The Sudbury, Ontario-based university requested court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act on Monday, citing widening deficits, declining enrollment and costs related to the pandemic. Laurentian is one of the financially weakest universities in the province, and “we intend to change that,” President Robert Hache said in a statement.

Laurentian had C$321.8 million in liabilities as of April

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Protests at top Turkish university trigger more than 150 arrests

More than 150 people were arrested during protests at one of Turkey’s top universities in a sharp escalation of a stand-off between students and staff and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A total of 159 demonstrators were detained on Monday night after failing to heed warnings to end their protests in and around the campus of Istanbul’s prestigious Bogazici University, the city’s governor’s office said.

The protests — where students shouted “Police, get out” and “Universities are ours” as they scuffled with police, according to Reuters news agency — followed weeks of mounting tension with the government after Mr Erdogan announced

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