Access to college and university athletic program information

As college athletics become an ever-bigger enterprise at many schools, the student media has an ever-growing obligation to monitor their programs. The following guide should provide you with valuable tools for obtaining the information you need to do your job.

April 2014: In North Carolina and Ohio, two student editors discuss secret presidential searches

Secret presidential searches are becoming increasingly common at public colleges and universities around the country. On the podcast, Daniel Moore, editor of The Daily Kent Stater, and Michael Bragg, editor of The Appalachian, discuss their schools' recent secret presidential searches.

New York Times resubmits request for public records on University of Oregon sexual misconduct case after previous records were heavily redacted

A local prosecutor has declined an appeal from The New York Times seeking to compel the University of Oregon to turn over complete public records about a sexual misconduct investigation involving three UO men’s basketball players, prompting the newspaper to submit a new request.

Delaware governor enacts amendment to revise state’s public records exemptions

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday largely preserved public records and open meetings exemptions for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, but will require the universities to produce records related to proposals or contracts that spend public funds. The law will go into effect immediately.