It's a question both sides think they know the answer to and one both sides hope the state's supreme court will take up soon: Are the names of individual donors to public university foundations public under the state open records law?
East Bakersfield Principal John Gibson viewed the spread intended to run in the April issue of the Kernal the night before it was to sent to the printer. The next day the student editors were called in to speak with school officials, who convinced them to run the spread without revealing the identities of the gay and transgendered students who had been interviewed for the piece. Later that night Gibson ordered the entire piece removed out of what he described as a concern for the safety of the students in the article, Kernal adviser Randy Hamm said.
Administrators fired Ann Long from her position as editor of the Oracle because she did not receive parental consent before talking to students about their sexuality for an article that ran in December 2004.
When the principal at Pebblebrook High School cancelled the school's journalism class in May, it seemed likely that Brookspeak, the student newspaper produced by the class, would die with it.
The book, featuring the question in Spanish (''Quienes somos en verdad?'') on the front cover and in English on the back cover -- a reflection of the school's nearly 90 percent Hispanic majority -- reached the school's students on May 5 with little consequence.
A federal district court has ruled that the removal of Ron Johnson, former adviser of the student newspaper the Collegian at Kansas State University, was not a violation of the student editors' First Amendment rights because he was removed due to the 'overall quality' of the paper and not specific stories.
Former college President Veldon Law said in an affidavit, filed May 25 in federal district court, that he recommended Schartz's contract be renewed, but the Barton County Community College Board of Trustees voted not to renew it. Law, who was fired from the college by the Board of Trustees on July 19 after three former basketball coaches were accused of fraud, declined to answer questions for this story.
The policy specifies that the Communicator staff has control over the newspaper, and the college is released from any liability relating to the paper's content.
Antebi sued the college for violating his rights in March under a California statue that protects free expression at private schools, a year after he was fired from his radio show and censured for sexual harassment over his on-air comments.
Allegations of sexual assault and drug and alcohol abuse during football recruitment plagued the University of Colorado last year, leading lawmakers and state officials to eye the University of Colorado Foundation, which held key documents that would indicate how some funding for recruitment was spent.