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Purdue Exponent officials criticize ruling allowing university to withhold public records

(04/30/14 12:00pm)

In a written ruling issued earlier this month, a state public access counselor said Purdue University doesn’t have to release surveillance video footage and other records requested by The Purdue Exponent because of a public-records exemption allowing an agency to withhold “investigatory records.”




Senators make changes to amendment after journalism advocates voice concerns with previous draft

(07/30/14 12:00pm)

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday will not aim to redefine what records schools can withhold under federal student privacy law, an issue that worried journalism and open-government advocates when an earlier version of the bill was released.



New York Times resubmits request for public records on University of Oregon sexual misconduct case after previous records were heavily redacted

(07/25/14 12:00pm)

A local prosecutor has declined an appeal from The New York Times seeking to compel the University of Oregon to turn over complete public records about a sexual misconduct investigation involving three UO men’s basketball players, prompting the newspaper to submit a new request.



After criticism, UVA Board of Visitors reverses course on policy that would limit members' public speech

(08/05/14 3:45pm)

Following outcry that it stifles public debate, the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia is scrapping their first draft of a code of ethics policy that would have forbidden members from publicly disagreeing with board decisions.




Indiana State U. partners with NPR affiliate, moves student-run station to weaker frequency

(08/22/14 6:10pm)

Indiana State University on Wednesday announced a partnership with WFYI Public Media, which will rebroadcast its programming on 89.7 FM. The student-produced programming currently broadcast on the station will move to 90.7 FM, which has a weaker signal and less reach. The station will also change its call letters to WZIS.