My question involves defamation in the state of: Georgia
My wife is a interior design student at private post secondary college in Georgia. She was taking a corporate design class consisting of 4 students and 1 professor. The class was composed of 4 assignments and she received an C on one, a B on another, and an A on the final project. After the quarter had ended, the professor sent out a email to every student in the class plus the department head. The email singled out my wife and another student stating that they both are going to receive an F in the course. My wife works very hard and has a 3.8 GPA. The university is very competitive and getting internships are cutthroat. She is worried that this will damage her reputation and her chances of getting a good internship. She has contacted the professor and protested the grade but is most upset and worried that number 1 her right to privacy of her grades were violated by including her peers and the department in the email. Also 2, that the grade was incorrect.
What should we do?