Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

2016 Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

By Shea Smith Sophie Gordon was born in Fuzhou, China and moved to the United States when she was just ten-months-old. After living roughly a year-and-a-half in Iowa, her family moved to St. Charles, Missouri before she left for college to attend Ball State University. She is a rising junior at Ball State in Indiana… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

Private campus police forces’ records should be public, Indiana Court of Appeals rules — but legislation seeks to supersede ruling

The state appellate court ruled that Notre Dame's police force is a public agency subject to the public records law, but a bill heading to the governor's desk would shield private universities from releasing the same amount of records as public institutions. 

Texas bill would require private college police departments to make records publicly available

Sen. John Whitmire proposed a bill on Jan. 15 to amend the Texas Education Code to require police departments at private colleges to follow the state’s public records law just like other law enforcement agencies. The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, which has not yet set a date for a public hearing.