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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Weight Loss and Complementary Health Practices

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Provides information on what science says about some popular dietary supplements marketed for weight loss.  From the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health


Vance v. Ball State University

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

5-4 Supreme Court decision that an employer is not legally responsible for harassment or retaliation of one employee against another unless the offending employee is a supervisor, who has tangible employment power over the victim.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University.


Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education-Higher,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

7-1 Supreme Court decision that lower courts, which ruled in favor of the University of Texas’ affirmative action program, did not follow “the demanding burden of strict scrutiny” laid out in previous Grutter and Bakke cases.  The case goes back to the lower court for reexamination.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University.