Big Supreme Court Ruling Hits College and More Campus News

A California law school can legally deny funding to a Christian club if it bars membership from gays.

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Here's the biggest news in collegeland on Monday:

- The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the University of California's Hastings College of Law can legally deny recognition of a Christian student group if it bars gays from joining, the Associated Press reports. The Christian Legal Society had appealed to the nation's highest court after the school denied funding and recognition to the group. CLS requires prospective members to sign a statement of faith and regards "unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle" as being inconsistent with that faith, the report says.

- The University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M University each received offers to join the Southeastern Conference, reports. OU President David Boren told reporters that the Sooners had an offer from the Pac-10, too. The SEC appeared to be offering bids to the schools in response to the conference shifts that saw University of Colorado join the Pac-10 and University of Nebraska jump to the Big Ten.

- A regional accreditor placed two colleges on probation and accredited some 40 schools this month, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. And Texas Southern University came off of probation, the report says.

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