Private College Balances Title IX Investigation, Student Press Freedom

A student newspaper at a private college reported on a Title IX investigation at the college that resulted in significant sanctions for the responding party and a separate but related termination of a tenure-track faculty member.

Faegre Baker Daniels provided counsel to the college’s administrators on how to navigate the competing interests of the student journalists to cover the news and the institution’s desire to protect the privacy of the students involved in the Title IX investigation as well as the confidential nature of the employee personnel matter.

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