Judge to decide University of Nebraska records dispute

Judge to decide University of Nebraska records dispute

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge will decide whether the University of Nebraska-Lincoln must turn over any records withheld from a fraternity that was suspended following accusations of hazing, alcohol abuse and inappropriate behavior.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the university’s records director, Erin Bush, has withheld nearly 1,700 records from Phi Gamma Delta, which is suspended until 2020. Members had been accused of making vulgar comments to women during last year’s Women’s March in Lincoln.

Administrators say an investigation into the Women’s March allegations led to a discovery of broader conduct issues.

Bush says most of the records are being kept confidential because they were part of Title IX investigations.

The fraternity seeks more information on investigations into members’ alleged wrongdoing. Attorney Brian Brislen says UNL didn’t appropriately exercise its redaction capabilities.