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Regent obtained files on Nevada students

The Associated Press
Friday November 15, 2002

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s two public universities last year released the academic records of thousands students to a regent whose review of two files prompted calls for her resignation last month. 

Regent Linda Howard asked in October 2001 for the names, ethnicity and high school grades of every freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno, and UNLV since 1997, the presidents of the two universities told the state Board of Regents. 

UNR President John Lilley reported that Howard got hundreds of pages from his school, and UNLV President Carol Harter reported that Howard received more than 1,000 pages of documents from her campus. 

Howard has not said what she did with the information, and has not responded to requests for comment.