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Berina Altshuler

Public Interest Law Fellow: Berina Altshuler, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City

In February, 2L Berina Altshuler received two pieces of exciting news. She learned she had been chosen for a Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF) Public Interest Law Fellowship (PILF) and that she would spend her summer as a legal intern with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City.
The Arches are shown October 10, 2017.

Office of Student Data and Registrar Publishes Federal Privacy Notice for Students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, prohibits postsecondary educational institutions from disclosing the education records of students to most third parties without the student’s written consent. However, certain information is considered “directory information” and may be disclosed without consent. It is important that students understand what personal data is protected and the additional action that must be taken if additional protection is desired.
An aerial view of the lower quad. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

St. Thomas Issues Statements on Rescinding of ICE Guidelines

St. Thomas President Julie Sullivan released the following statement in response to Tuesday’s news that the U.S. government has agreed to rescind Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rules, which would have barred international students from remaining in the U.S. if their colleges and universities were forced to move classes completely online due to COVID-19.