Law school events cancelled by University administration

Hayden Barnes, Esq. filed this request with the Texas Southern University of Texas.
Tracking # 1390365
Due Oct. 26, 2017
Est. Completion Dec. 8, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Hayden Barnes, Esq.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

On October 9, 2017, Texas Southern University issued a press release regarding an incident in which University President Dr. Austin Lane shut down an event organized by the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Student Bar Association and Federalist Society. The press release is archived here: http://archive.is/DXfeo. In the press release from Texas Southern University, it states: "Several events have been cancelled in the past on campus because procedures were not followed."

Please provide a list of all Thurgood Marshall School of Law-related student events that have been registered with the Division of Student Services since October 9, 2016. Please also provide a list of those events that have been cancelled, including the student organizations involved and the reasons for cancellation, since October 9, 2016, as described in the October 9, 2017 press release.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Hayden Barnes, Esq.

From: Patterson, Kedric L.

From: Texas Southern University

From: Texas Southern University

From: Texas Southern University

Mr. Barnes,

I do apologize for the time its taking to produce documents.

Enjoy your holiday.

Kedric Patterson

Office of General Counsel

From: Texas Southern University

Hello Mr. Barnes,

I do apologize for the inconvenience. I sent this to the Law School and they have not replied. I will try to have you something very soon. It should not take this long. Again I apologize.

Kedric Patterson
Office of General Counsel
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St. HH 310
Houston, TX 77004
Ph: 713-313-7950
Fx: 713-313-1906
Patterson_kl@tsu.edu<mailto:Patterson_kl@tsu.edu>

From: Texas Southern University

I'm so sorry for the time it took to produce these documents.

Thank you.

From: Hayden Barnes, Esq.

I requested the information for all events between October 9, 2016 and October 9, 2017.

You sent me information for the events after October 9, 2017.

This is not responsive to my request.

Please provide the requested information for law school events between October 9, 2016 and October 9, 2017 as requested.

Sincerely,

Hayden Barnes

From: Texas Southern University

My apologies.

Kedric Patterson
Office of General Counsel
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St. HH 310
Houston, TX 77004
Ph: 713-313-7950
Fx: 713-313-1906
Patterson_kl@tsu.edu<mailto:Patterson_kl@tsu.edu>

From: Texas Southern University

Good Afternoon Hayden,

I was informed that:

Prior to September 2017, we did not keep records. Any student organization could request to reserve a room for any event, and the request would be granted. The current system was started under the newly elected SBA officers during their planning strategies in the summer of 2017. The system actually started after classes commenced in fall 2017. But due to Harvey, the student organization retreat was not held until after we returned from the storm. Thereafter, the system began.

Kedric Patterson
Office of General Counsel
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St. HH 310
Houston, TX 77004
Ph: 713-313-7950
Fx: 713-313-1906
Patterson_kl@tsu.edu<mailto:Patterson_kl@tsu.edu>

From: Hayden Barnes, Esq.

In lieu of these records, please provide the records upon which the statement "Several events have been cancelled in the past on campus because procedures were not followed." was based by the Office of University Advancement in their October 9, 2017 press release, as archived here: http://archive.is/DXfeo.

These records may be in the possession of Office of University Advancement, Office of Campus Organizations, or the Office of the University President.

Thank you.

From: Texas Southern University

OK. I will check with that office.

Kedric Patterson
Office of General Counsel
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St. HH 310
Houston, TX 77004
Ph: 713-313-7950
Fx: 713-313-1906
Patterson_kl@tsu.edu<mailto:Patterson_kl@tsu.edu>

From: Texas Southern University

Good Morning and Happy New Year,

The Office of University Advancement was included with the initial search. There are no documents responsive to your request. Thank you for your request and this matter is now considered closed.

Kedric Patterson
Office of General Counsel
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne St. HH 310
Houston, TX 77004
Ph: 713-313-7950
Fx: 713-313-1906
Patterson_kl@tsu.edu<mailto:Patterson_kl@tsu.edu>

From: Hayden Barnes, Esq.

Were there any records on file with Office of Campus Organizations or the Office of the University President?

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