The embattled student newspaper, the Argus, will lose this semester's student government funding because of the donations stockpiled to protect the paper.
The principal was suspended for three days without pay because she did not censor an issue of the student newspaper that had explicit language and partially-nude photos.
The Missouri House of Representatives passed the New Voices bill that would prevent administrative censorship 131-12.
The state appellate court ruled that Notre Dame's police force is a public agency subject to the public records law, but a bill heading to the governor's desk would shield private universities from releasing the same amount of records as public institutions.
Minnesota and Michigan are the latest states to join the growing New Voices campaign that aims to protect student journalists from administrative censorship.
Ed Egan, the student newspaper adviser who was fired in retaliation for the paper's investigation, is back on campus as the director of the pre-law program, but will not return to work at the paper.
The hearing focused on whether some colleges are using their tax-exempt status to suppress free expression on campus — especially when it comes to core protected political speech.
As a three-judge panel of appellate judges hears a case involving private universities' police records, a bill is moving through the state legislature that would shield those records from the state public-records law.
The principal reviewed the controversial "Free the Nipple" spread of the student newspaper before publication and approved it. She was then suspended by the district for three days without pay.
At the hearing for the bill that would protect college student journalists' right to free speech and free press, no one testified in opposition.