The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 21st, 2015
Administrators at the University of Oregon are scrambling after
22,000 records were released to a university professor before
confidential information about faculty members, staff members, and
students were removed, reports The Oregonian.
Two college employees have been put on leave, and the professor who
requested the documents has been asked to give them back without sharing
them publicly. Only one record has been shared externally, Tobin
Klinger, a college spokesman, told the newspaper.
Scott Coltrane, the university’s interim president, sent an email to
colleagues on Tuesday night saying no financial or medical records had
been released. “We are committed to taking steps to mitigate the
potential injury associated with this situation,” he wrote. Included in
the documents were correspondence to and from the last four university
presidents, Mr. Klinger said.
Mr. Klinger added that it was unclear whether the unnamed professor
would return the records. “We’ve made the initial outreach,” he said.
“The ball is in the professor’s court.”