Lincoln U. of Missouri Faces $275,000 Fine for Clery Act Violations

The U.S. Department of Education has levied a $275,000 fine on Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., for failing to maintain a crime log and to distribute annual security reports, among other violations of campus-crime-reporting law.

Officials at Lincoln, a historically black land-grant institution, did not respond to requests for comment on Friday afternoon. Campuses often appeal such fines, but Lincoln's plans were not immediately apparent.

The department