Carnegie Mellon prof sues Pittsburgh over hearing loss

A university professor says in a federal lawsuit against the Pittsburgh police that her hearing was damaged when officers used a giant speaker to disperse protesters during the Group of 20 economic summit two years ago, the Associated Press reports. The American Civil Liberties Union is representing Karen Piper, then a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The lawsuit says Piper was a bystander when protests occurred near the university on Sept. 24, 2009…

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Perry under scrutiny over higher education

Gov. Rick Perry’s record on higher education has been under fire for most of his term as the longest-serving Texas governor, but his new “Seven Breakthroughs for Higher Education” has fueled the flame, and his presidential campaign is forcing the battle onto the national stage, the Daily Campus reports. Perry has been unpopular in education circles for several years, particularly due to his frequent cutting of education budgets…

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