Trustees criticize UK lawsuit against student newspaper

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky's decision to sue its student newspaper is drawing heavy criticism by some of the members of the school's Board of Trustees.
 
The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/2cO5YD4 ) that UK President Eli Capilouto defended the move during a trustees' meeting in Bowling Green on Friday, arguing that the school has a  responsibility to protect victims' privacy.
 
The university is appealing a decision by state Attorney General Andy Beshear that the school violated the state's open-records law by withholding documents about a professor's sexual harassment case from the student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel.
 
Trustee David Hawpe, a former Courier-Journal editor, called the university's position "unwise and unfair," saying it creates doubt about how the university operates.
 
Lee Blonder, a faculty representative on the board, said the university has mishandled the case.
 


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