The news organizations’ lawsuit, filed in Wake County Superior Court, aims to declare disciplinary and current personnel records are public and compel the university to open the records for examination.
The Daily Tar Heel, backed by several other local media organizations, is fighting to unseal search warrants and other records in a 2012 student death case.
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.
A two-year battle for documents detailing an investigation in NCAA violations is over, with public records being released to The Daily Tar Heel and other media organizations today and in the coming days.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act does not protect records relating to the violation of NCAA rules regarding impermissible benefits received by student-athletes, a North Carolina judge has decided.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released hundreds of pages of athletic documents and media outlets are in the process of reviewing them.
The phone records of university athletic department officials and parkingtickets given to student athletes are not protected from disclosure by federalprivacy law, a state court judge ruled Tuesday.
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.
Eight news organizations sued the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday for access to athletic records deniedto them under a federal student privacy law.
A fraternity claimed responsibility Wednesday for taking 10,000 copies of The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper, just hours after staff members discovered the theft.