Court one step closer to making WWU release names of sexual misconduct perpetrators to student journalists

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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

Former Harvard employee files rare lawsuit against student newspaper

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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

Lawsuit against UNC for the release of campus sexual assault records officially ends in favor of student journalists

More than four years after The Daily Tar Heel filed a lawsuit against UNC for the release of campus sexual assault records, the legal battle is officially over. Wikimedia Commons / Mx. Granger CC0 1.0

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.