Students: Is your name and school record public information?

March 11th, 2011 by

A contentious court case in Illinois is making students re-evaluate the assumption of privacy of their personal information at public universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that FERPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, does not necessarily prohibit schools from releasing student information like name, address, GPA, and test scores to outside Read more…

Can the man behind WikiLeaks be charged with violating the Espionage Act?

December 7th, 2010 by

Should the U.S. be “scared of one guy with a laptop”? WikiLeaks’s release of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables has frustrated governments around the world, including the U.S. The Justice Department is determining whether Australian citizen Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, along with whoever gave him the secret documents, can be charged under the Read more…

Freedom of Speech in the News | Daily News Headlines

October 26th, 2010 by

Today’s daily news stories revolve around freedom of speech (particularly appropriate during National Freedom of Speech Week): an article about a voter who was told she was would have turn her shirt featuring President Obama inside-out in order to vote, and a story covering the free speech questions surrounding former NPR correspondent Juan Williams.  What Read more…