WASHINGTON — Western Washington University refused to release the names of students guilty of sexual misconduct in Title IX records they sent to student journalists at The Western Front. But in an October 22 court decision, a Whatcom County judge sided with student journalists, saying the law doesn’t protect the names of students guilty of… Continue reading Court one step closer to making WWU release names of sexual misconduct perpetrators to student journalists
MASSACHUSETTS — A former Harvard University employee named the school’s student newspaper in a federal lawsuit filed July 20, accusing The Harvard Crimson of defamation and libel over coverage of his nude play about circumcision. Eric Clopper, who worked as a systems administrator at the university, filed suit against Harvard, The Crimson, a Harvard governing… Continue reading Former Harvard employee files rare lawsuit against student newspaper
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled University of North Carolina must hand over student, faculty, and staff rape, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct records requested by the university's student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel.
There are a number of factors that make reporting on sexual assault and harassment on campus a difficult feat for student journalists.
Student government records can’t be withheld from journalists on the grounds of educational privacy, a Florida appeals court has affirmed.
The University of Louisville Foundation‘s ‘forensic’ audit will be released Thursday and is expected to reveal how the foundation handled endowment funds from 2010 to 2016.
Michigan State University filed a lawsuit against ESPN after a reporter filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the university police department for reports related to sexual assault allegations.
An Illinois judge has ruled in favor of The Chicago Tribune, which sued the College of DuPage and the College of DuPage Foundation for access to records under the Freedom of Information Act.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is joining two student newspapers in fighting back against their colleges’ attempts to withhold public records of investigations into sexual harassment complaints.
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.