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.
One of the biggest changes outlined in St. Thomas’ Campus Preparedness Plan – which is guiding the gradual reopening of campus as the university prepares to welcome back students for the fall – calls for a major behavioral change from students and employees alike. Namely – if you’re sick, stay home.
Recognizing these are challenging times for recent graduates, the university created a scholarship for St. Thomas alumni who completed their undergraduate degree during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.
This month, as a way to encourage families to explore the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and learn about plants, gardening and food equity, the Walker Art Center is using pollinator-related bingo cards developed at St. Thomas.
With a nine-hour time difference during her deployment to Southeast Asia with the Air Force, junior Haley Sonneman had a couple key people on speed dial: Veterans Resource Center Director Norm Ferguson and veteran academic adviser Nicholas Doten.