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Private university's police refuse to release records

(08/01/04 12:00am)

The Washington University Police Department told Student Life that because it is an agency of the private university, it is not required to follow the Missouri Sunshine Law.In a letter to editor in chief Jonathan Greenberger, a university official stated, “Washington University not a ‘public governmental body.’ Therefore, the University is not subject to the Missouri Sunshine Law and other laws expressly applicable to public bodies, and the reports you seek are not open to public inspection,” Student Life reported.

Daily Bruin editors criticize student judicial board's ruling concerning candidate interviews with the press

(05/28/14 12:00pm)

Editors at the University of California Los Angeles’ student newspaper are dissatisfied with a ruling from the undergraduate Judicial Board that sidestepped the issue of whether candidates can be punished for giving interviews to the press.

The Miami Student et al. v. Miami University et al.

(09/05/14 3:58pm)

In 1996, two reporters at The Miami Student newspaper requested disciplinary records from the University of Miami of Ohio's campus court proceedings, but were denied. The university claimed the records were protected by FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Although The Miami Student reporters did not request the names of students who had been disciplined, the university said that disclosing the records could risk identifying specific students' records. The newspaper argued the records were public under Ohio's public records law.

FERPA amendment would establish ‘safeguards’ for student data privacy

(11/10/14 11:35am)

As the prevalence of student data collection in educational institutions increases, the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act’s use is once again in question. And while the proposed changes may not further restrict journalists’ access records, they also don’t alleviate any challenges.

Censorship-fighters from Wis., Pa., recognized with 'Courage in Student Journalism' award

(11/11/14 10:38am)

Tanvi Kumar, former editor-in-chief of Cardinal Columns at Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac High School and co-editors Gillian McGoldrick and Reed Hennessy of The Playwickian at Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy High School will share the Courage award, presented annually to recognize students who show exceptional fortitude in overcoming adversity to bring important stories to the public.