Concerns raised over universities signing over students’ private FERPA data to voter data companies

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The College Fix on April 3, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. A relatively new report outlines how universities nationwide have signed over students’ private FERPA data to a third-party vendor that reviews their personal information to help study college students’ voting trends. The nine-page report describes how a national voting […]

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FERPA and a Student Who Might Make a Professor Cringe

In a case highlighted by FIRE, Oakland University in Michigan issued a three-semester suspension to a student named Joseph Corlett, allegedly in response to some of Corlett’s in-class writings that passed well beyond the bounds of good taste (in a writing journal, he ruminated on the sexual attractiveness of his female professors) and to Corbett’s […]

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FERPA: Last Refuge of Academic Scoundrels?

Minding the Campus readers who follow college basketball doubtless have heard about former St. Joe’s center Todd O’Brien. For others, to recap his story: a few years ago, the NCAA instituted a rule to allow student-athletes who graduate in four years but have one year of athletic eligibility remaining to transfer to another institution, provided […]

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