GUEST COLUMN: Missouri Maneater April Fool’s controversy offers “teaching moment” for school disciplinary authorities

Dead On Arrival–that was the status of the letter from the Office of Student Conduct to The Maneater’s editors caught up in the April Fools’ foolishness.  Everyone I talked to at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, from the dean on down, was incensed by the notion of disciplinary action against the student editors.And don’t forget the university’s own legal-staff members.  Some of them still feel the burn from the U.S.