In September 2009, the University of Illinois paid $200,000 to settle a claim made by one or more women who said they were sexually assaulted by a coach at the school.
A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out the Chicago Tribune’s public records lawsuit against the University of Illinois, finding that the suit must be brought in state court.
In the past year, courts across the country have tried tointerpret the meaning of the federal student privacy law, known as FERPA.Several recent rulings suggest the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actdoes not protect the vast array of information about students that someuniversities have claimed.
The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., after attempts to get previously redacted information was met with a letter of denial from university President B. Joseph White citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The editor in chief of the University of Illinois' student newspaper wasfired last week following his suspension after reprinting six cartoons depictingthe prophet Muhammad.