There is a contractual paradigm that prescribes First Amendment protection at most private universities through student handbooks and codes, but it’s not always fulfilled.
Without clear direction from the Department of Education, some colleges are overreaching their authority into student media to demand compliance with the anti-sex discrimination statute.
Student editors are fighting back against a harassment complaint filed by an offended student who says the newspaper's satire edition was "demeaning" to women and Jews.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior launched an investigation into its student newspaper’s April Fools’ Day edition last week.
The student press freedom legislation, which already passed the state House, now moves on to the Senate floor.
The student journalists have eight weeks to save the Siskiyou — either by raising $50,000 for an endowment or by applying for student government funds.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in O’Brien v. Welty that a university harassment policy was not unconstitutionally overbroad.
Hundreds of newspapers were stolen at three colleges in March because of articles some found to be controversial.
Student journalists were being investigated by the university and threatened with legal action for anonymously quoting public speakers at a Take Back the Night march.
The bill would have superseded a recent Indiana Court of Appeals ruling that said state private universities' police departments are subject to public records law.