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AG says Ga. colleges, universities can close student discipline hearings

From The Republic:

ATLANTA — The Georgia Attorney General's Office has told University of Georgia officials that the state's colleges and universities may close student disciplinary hearings to the public under Georgia's Open Meeting Act. … They've been open to the public since 1993.
 
Assistant Attorney General Kelly Campanella announced the decision in a letter, which was sent to UGA officials last week, according to The Fulton County Daily Report (http://bit.ly/PF2Bh6).
 
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Critics of closing the hearings have said that public safety could be jeopardized if serious crimes go unreported and are not known by others outside of the hearing.