As the fall semester came to a close at Eastern Michigan University, most students were finishing finals and preparing to head home for winter break.
On May 10, editors of a conservative journal at Tufts University issued a news release on their Web site.
Reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision in Morse v. Frederick was almost as varied as the judgment of the Court, which issued five opinions in the first high school student-speech decision since Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier in 1988.
Student journalists at public universities and community colleges in Illinois are one signature away from a guarantee that their newspapers are not subject to prior review or restraint.
Basketball is king in Indiana. The sport is exciting; the athletes are exceptional; the fans are hardcore; and the newspaper coverage is plentiful.
CALIFORNIA -- A bill in the state legislature aimed at increasing the transparency of specified public university executives' compensation is another step closer to the governor's desk.
SOUTH CAROLINA -- The state supreme court ruled Monday that a school district violated the state Freedom of Information Act when it refused to release information about final candidates for a superintendent position.
MICHIGAN -- News that the president of Eastern Michigan University was dismissed Sunday after the school violated federal safety laws may help the student newspaper at Michigan State University get access to campus police records it requested in March 2006.
MICHIGAN -- The president of Eastern Michigan University has been dismissed after an alleged homicide cover-up that received national attention.
VIRGINIA -- An attorney for the Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest district in the Washington, D.C. area, is recommending that the district abandon its student-expression policy for a more censor-friendly version that explicitly states that school publications are not open forums, according to documents obtained by the Student Press Law Center.