The former editor in chief of Virginia Tech’s student newspaper has been given a chance to respond to the allegations that led to her firing, but she said “it’s too little, too late” for the Board of Directors to reverse their decision.
Amid negotiations between the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech — a non-profit organization that oversees all student media at the public institution — and university officials over the company’s failing finances and uncertain future, some student leaders argue the company violated its own due process policies to fire its editor in chief.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this month that the Virginia regulation that prohibits college publications from printing alcohol advertisements does not violate the students' First Amendment rights.
The Virginia Tech administration has rejected recommendations to cut funding or ban student organization advertising in the student newspaper resulting from the paper's refusal to eliminate anonymous comments from its Web site.
The Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech(EMCVT) is fighting back against the university's threat of financialconsequences if the student newspaper does not reconsider allowing anonymouscomments on its Web site.
The student newspaper at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., is suing the West Virginia State Police in an effort to obtain documents about a student who went missing over a decade ago.
The Student Press Law Center ("SPLC"), a national non-profitadvocacy group devoted to defending student journalists' First Amendmentrights, is urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court'sdecision striking down selective Virginia regulations that restrict the wordscollege student newspapers can use in advertisements for alcohol and bars.
A federal judge on Thursday issued a permanentinjunction barring Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control board fromenforcing two regulations that ban certain kinds of alcohol advertisements innewspapers.
A federal judge on Monday struck down astate ban on alcohol advertisements in student media, ruling the ban violatedthe First Amendment rights of student publications.
The state attorney general's office has filed itsresponse to a lawsuit that challengesthe constitutionality of a regulation prohibiting college student publicationsfrom running alcohol advertisements.