N.C. newspaper sues UNC for course records dating back to mid-1990s

A North Carolina newspaper is once again taking its public records battle with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to court, suing for records that the university compiled as part of a report for a regional accrediting body but won’t release as public records.

SUNSHINE WEEK: Courts weigh transparency, student privacy

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.