Universities inconsistent on student privacy

From Press-citizen.com:

The Press-Citizen was one of several media outlets in August who made a public records request from the University of Iowa for the application records of James Holmes — the University of Colorado neuroscience student suspected of the July mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.



NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 20, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

Florida appellate court: Student complaints are public record


State Supreme Court sides with Ohio State University about open records

From 10TV:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some critics said on Tuesday that they were worried that it could be easier for universities to hide scandals after the state Supreme Court sided with Ohio State University about open records.


An expert said that the Supreme Court's decision would make it harder to get records in the future.


OSU must turn over some Tressel documents to ESPN

From Mansfield News Journal:

COLUMBUS — The Supreme Court of Ohio today issued a limited writ of mandamus ordering Ohio State University to provide ESPN with several documents related to the 2011 NCAA investigation of football coach Jim Tressel that the university had previously refused to provide to the network in response to public records requests.


ESPN still contends Ohio State violated state public record laws

From Gantdaily.com:

An attorney for ESPN contends that despite recent actions, Ohio State violated Ohio public record laws over several public records involving the recent scandal in the football program.

John Greiner, attorney for ESPN, filed a reply brief on Dec. 23 and in it he said that the university violated the law.