Missouri’s Walter Cronkite New Voices Act has successfully passed through the House of Representatives and is halfway home.
Author: James Hoyt
Judge dismisses “trial of the [expletive] century” between The Koala and UC-San Diego
A district court in California has thrown out a lawsuit filed by The Koala, a satirical campus publication, against University of California-San Diego administrators and student government.
University of Michigan sued after 106 day delay for four emails
The Mackinac Public Policy Center, a Michigan policy nonprofit, is suing the University of Michigan over a delay in receiving emails from university president Mark Schlissel containing the word “Trump.”
With open records, UC-Berkeley paper show how a little patience can yield big results
Last week, the Daily Californian at the University of California-Berkeley dropped a bombshell report: about one third of University of California system employees found to be in violation of sexual misconduct policy between 2013 and 2016 were still present on UC campuses.
Experts say Indiana’s private university police transparency law has no teeth
Margaret Hynds, editor in chief of the Notre Dame Observer, noticed last November that HB 1019, a law former Indiana governor Mike Pence signed, classified private university police departments as public agencies.
North Dakota bill to protect university research from FOIA requests includes Title IX exemption
A North Dakota bill originally intended to protect trade secrets and university research will become a problem for reporters trying to access university Title IX investigation documents, if passed in its current form.
Court rules against student group seeking donation records at George Mason University
Students at George Mason University are suing the school and its foundation for records of donations from private donors, according to a release Thursday.
It’s not all doom and gloom: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch could be an ally to student journalists
President Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t really like the news media. Still, there's evidence his Supreme Court nominee supports student speech.
Update: Kentucky open records clash gains new participants at Western Kentucky University
The battle over Title IX records in Kentucky just got bigger, as Western Kentucky University and the College Heights Herald are joining the fight.
The Kentucky Kernel’s open records battle has multiple fronts
The Kentucky Kernel’s strategy of requesting records from multiple state universities seems to be paying off, if rulings at Kentucky State University and Western Kentucky University this week are any indication.