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 stories were fake — part of The Record’s annual April Fools’ Day issue — but outrage over the issue was not. Shortly after the special edition — called The Wreckard — hit stands Wednesday, the student government’s executive vice president froze funding to the student publication.
The student newspaper at the University of Virginia issued an apology and pulled two satirical stories from its website Wednesday after students complained the stories were racist — one of which parodied a student’s violent arrest by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents two weeks ago.
A professor will not face charges after he inserted prank fliers in East Carolina University’s student newspaper on April Fools’ Day. The fliers said the university should engage in illicit tactics to better compete in athletics.
An outside review has upheld earlier investigations that found The Sun Star, a student newspaper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was protected by the First Amendment when it ran a satirical article about a vagina-shaped building, as well as a news story about comments on a “UAF Confessions” Facebook page.