Judge: UNC Does Not Have to Provide Sexual Assault Findings - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Judge: UNC Does Not Have to Provide Sexual Assault Findings

Email


by Associated Press


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A judge says the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill does not have to release the names of students and employees that its administrative procedures determined were responsible for sex offenses.

Local media outlets report Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour issued a ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by area media outlets in an attempt to get the information from UNC.

Baddour ruled that the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which allows some disclosure of student records in such cases, pre-empts the public records law, which would mandate it in every case.

Last September, reporters for the UNC student newspaper The Daily Tar Heel made a public information request for the records. The school said the records were protected by the federal act Baddour cited.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
New Questions in NSSE Survey Spark Important Conversations A topical module around inclusiveness and engagement with cultural diversity debuted in this year’s NSSE survey, and the results prompted discussions around teaching practices. Every year since 2000, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSS...
Professor Apologizes for Fiery Response to Muslim Student CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump’s presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity. College-Conservatory of Music...
Colleges Wrestle with Issue of Using Students’ Fees for Controversial Speakers Katherine Kerwin didn’t like to see a portion of the student fees she pays being spent to bring conservative speaker Ben Shapiro to the University of Wisconsin. Kerwin didn’t agree with Shapiro’s criticism of what he said were attempts to chill fr...
Pennsylvania Education Leader Going Extra Mile for Diversity  Long bike rides are an annual tradition for Dr. John Sygielski, who spent several weeks biking from New Orleans to Nashville this summer, traveling along the Natchez Trace Parkway and passing through Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Along the w...
Semantic Tags: