Two members of Auburn University’s Student Government Association have admitted to stealing more than 1,000 copies of The Auburn Plainsman's Aug. 28 issue in an attempt to censor an editorial criticizing changes to a campus shuttle bus service.
John Tagliareni, a member of the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission and a past president of the Garden State Scholastic Press Association, said appointing the district’s communications officer is “an effort to control what goes on in the student press.”
The board postponed the vote Oct. 6 after members received letters from the American Society of News Editors and the Student Press Law Center, objecting to the power the policy gives administrators.
The five Rho Theta members admitted they stole and trashed the papers in response to Tuesday’s front-page article about a the sorority’s national headquarters investigating a hazing allegation at the chapter.
The students in the photo were graduating seniors at Cameron High School last spring and didn’t know their names and picture were under the “most likely to disappear” category in the 2013-2014 yearbook. Both graduates found out about the category in September, and one, “Brady,” was a special-needs student.
The settlement comes after two middle school students and their parents filed a complaint in November 2010 in federal court, which alleged the Easton Area School District violated the students’ free expression rights when it banned the Keep A Breast Foundation’s “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets.
Elmhurst College’s campus security is investigating the theft of more than 800 copies of the student newspaper after staff members found stacks of Tuesday’s edition dumped into trash cans and compost bins across campus.
The illustration in The Michigan Review, an independent student publication, accompanied a story about students protesting the athletic director and the athletic department’s handling of a head injury quarterback Shane Morris sustained during Michigan’s Sept. 28 loss to Minnesota.
About 300 copies of the student newspaper at Pepperdine University were reported stolen last week, likely to censor a front-page story about a student who is being charged with drunken driving, the paper’s adviser said.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s actions were “substantially justified” when it failed to provide a student journalist a timeline indicating when his public records request would be fulfilled and for delaying the delivery of the records, a county court ruled last week.