They can make arrests and often operate as any local police department does. But as student journalists have discovered, it’s not always easy to get campus police at private schools to grant access to their records.
Author: Jordan Bradley
‘Anti-Hazelwood’ freedom of expression laws only go so far
An SPLC audit of school district publication polices in Colorado and Oregon finds many of the policies are at odds with the states’ student free expression laws, designed to give students more rights.
Discussion of free speech limitations playing out on college campuses
Debates about freedom of speech — and whether there should be limits placed on speech that offends, particularly religious speech — are playing out on college campuses across the country.
Calif. school district overrules yearbook editors' decision to reject photo
A Pleasanton school district is overruling a high school yearbook’s decision to reject a senior photo that student editors deemed inappropriate.
Wisconsin county passes ordinance criminalizing cyberbullying
A Wisconsin county has approved a new ordinance that makes it a criminal offense to send electronic messages that annoy, offend or ridicule, following the adoption of similar laws in the county's municipalities.
Independent Florida Alligator proposes compromise in newspaper distribution lawsuit
The University of Florida's independent student newspaper has suggested a settlement that could end its lawsuit against the university about a proposed policy that would give the school control of newspaper racks on campus.
Georgia editor stopped from interviewing students and circulating a petition
Campus police stopped the editor of a Georgia college's student newspaper from talking to students and distributing a petition last week because he was outside the school’s free expression zone.
After state attorney general's ruling, University of Nebraska releases records to student newspaper
Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have released records related to its plan to privatize the university's health services following a letter from the state attorney general’s office that said the records were public.
College administrator who wanted student newspaper to pay him for interviews is out
A Texas college administrator who last year wanted reporters at a San Antonio College's student newspaper to pay him in exchange for interviews is no longer is employed.The relationship between former student life director Jorge Posadas and The Ranger has long been rocky.
Ohio grad student photojournalist arrested for photographing emergency response
An Ohio University graduate student photojournalist was arrested last week for attempting to take photos at the scene of a medical emergency.