At the University of Oregon, Vanderbilt University and the University of Montana, FERPA was cited to withhold records and information related to sexual assault allegations. FERPA was even cited at Florida State University to withhold records about Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been accused of sexual assault in December 2012.
Each school year, student newspaper staffs publish nude images. While some argue the images accurately convey a newsworthy event, others are published to be edgy, like at the University of Buffalo, where the student newspaper’s annual sex issue features articles about sexual health and related topics. Often accompanying the articles are sexually explicit images some people argue are unsettling to see in a newspaper.
Despite a promise of increased transparency in police activities, state public records laws may shield the footage from the public. Footage likely won’t be released if it is part of an ongoing investigation or if certain details, such as the identities of victims in sensitive situations, cannot be redacted.
A bill intended to amend the Freedom of Information Act passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously on Thursday and will now move to the Senate.
he student newspaper and student government at Colorado State University have come to different conclusions on whether the student government is a public body subject to open meetings laws following a closed, executive session regarding the impeachment of a student senator.
The president of a Florida community college is attempting to bar the student newspaper from reporting on faculty contract negotiations and is accusing the faculty union of breaking a state law by speaking to the student press about the negotiations, Inside Higher Education reports.
A former journalism professor at Washington State University has settled a free speech case with the institution over claims that university officials retaliated against him when portions of his plan to improve the school of communication upset them and some faculty members.
Two student reporters from Lindenwood University say they were detained and intimidated by about 15 St. Louis Metropolitan police officers for about an hour on Oct. 27 after they recorded video of police cars from a public sidewalk.
Miles Sisk, senate vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, said on Oct. 22 that he plans to give the IP addresses of blogs, containing content that Sisk said was a form of “cyberbullying,” to university administration for possible violations of student conduct if they were not terminated in 48 hours.
Isabelle Murray, the impeached Tempe Undergraduate Student Government senator, spoke to a reporter of The State Press, the student newspaper at the university, earlier in October about a bill she was working on regarding black face paint at football games.