An Oregon State University student-media adviser has resigned her job after a months-long dispute with university lawyers over public records.
A recent graduate is contesting a judge’s recent decision to side with a Michigan school district in a lawsuit over a former student’s request for the names of expelled students, arguing that the school is hiding behind FERPA, a federal student privacy law.
Copies of footage from surveillance cameras are not confidential educational records, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Utah chapter says. Canyons School District didn’t agree, but the SPJ hopes the Utah Court of Appeals will.
A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student is suing the university, alleging it failed to comply with the state’s public records law when it cited inordinately high labor costs and withheld documents relating to a university employee who is also a student.
NEW YORK — The State University of New York at Oswego refused to release records about discipline against Greek houses to The Oswegonian last week, saying the records could have revealed private information. The school cited FERPA, a federal law designed to protect educational records.
Responding to a public records lawsuit filed earlier this year, the University of Central Florida told a judge this week the school cannot provide student journalists unredacted records relating to Greek fraternities’ disciplinary hearings because the records are protected under a federal education privacy law.
A journalist at the University of Oklahoma’s student newspaper who sued his school seeking access to parking ticket records says he will challenge the school’s attempt to move the case to federal court.
An Illinois appeals court partially overturned a trial court’s decision that said documents related to the resignation of a trio of college coaches could be kept private because of a federal education privacy law, according to an opinion released Thursday.