New York -- The Foundation for Individual Rights inEducation created a political activity policy for colleges and universities toabide by in response to a string of complaints accusing colleges across thecountry of silencing student and faculty political expression.
The Montclarion, the independentnewspaper at Montclair State University in Montclair, is the recipient of the2008 College Press Freedom award given by the Student Press Law Center and theAssociated Collegiate Press, the SPLC announced Friday.
Administrators at Missouri Southern StateUniversity in Joplin have launched an investigation to decide whether DerekSkaggs,* student enrollment director, violated the Chart, the studentnewspaper,staff's First Amendment rights after he banned the paperfrom a career fair for a story about declining enrollment.
When the student newspaper at the University ofTexas El Paso, the Prospector, ran a front-page story about theself-dethroned homecoming queen, who was alleged to be a former exotic dancer,it had no way of predicting a loss of more than 3,500 papers and $2,750.
The Texas Christian University student who thought thestudent newspaper, the Daily Skiff, is better recycled than read awaitsjudgment from the university's judicial review board after dumping morethan 1,300 copies of the newspaper in recycling bins around campus.
Echoes could be heard -- but not read -- throughout the University of Central Arkansas's empty news racks Sept. 17 when 1,300 copies of The Echo, the student newspaper, were stolen.
CONNECTICUT -- The Quad News, an online-only newspublication at Quinnipiac University, is discovering that operating anindependent newspaper does not come easy.
The Bulldog,the University of Redlands student newspaper in Redlands, Calif., received astifling bite to its funding, knocking its $39,000 budget to $10,000.
A student who once wanted to silence the Universityof Tampa student newspaper, The Minaret, is now cleaning its'
After experiencing two newspaper thefts in which more than 800 copies ofThe Minaret were stolen, Charles McKenzie, the paper's adviser,wants to spread the word that newspaper theft is a punishable crime.
Thedecision to remove 15,000 condom coupons from coupon booklets distributed atBoise State's on-campus bookstore, welcomed the "C" word-- censorship -- on campus.