The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission decided Wednesday that Yale University PoliceDepartment records are subject to state Freedom of Information Act requests.
Editors at The Quinnipiac Chronicle say they were told to stoprunning advertisements from off-campus housing companies.
A Quinnipiac University student spent an eveningin jail last weekend after using a cell phone to record New Haven policeofficers arresting another student.
A public school's authority to discipline studentsfor what they say or write "must necessarily be limited to the metes andbounds of school itself," an attorney for a Connecticut student told afederal appeals court today, during arguments in a First Amendment casechallenging a school's authority to punish speech on an off-campusblog.
Harassment charges have been filed against The Fairfield Mirror,Fairfield University's independent student newspaper, in response to acolumn published Sept. 30.
CONNECTICUT -- Editors and advisers of Fairfield University's student newspaper,the Fairfield Mirror, are working with Fairfield's administrationto evaluate newspaper policies after a controversial opinion piece on the "walk of shame" was printed Sept. 30.
The Student Press Law Center ("SPLC"), the nation's onlynonprofit legal-assistance organization serving student journalists, filed afriend-of-the-court brief today in support of a Connecticut high-school studentpunished by her principal for using a personal, off-campus blog to criticizeschool policies and urge the public to contact the school with theiropinions.
A Senate bill introduced in Connecticut latelast month and scheduled for public hearing Friday marks another state'sattempt to fortify the legal protection of student publications eroded by theSupreme Court's Hazelwood decision.
Even before a U.S. District Court judge decided the Avery Doninger case last month, one Connecticut lawmaker was drawing up plans to ensure students' right to speak freely online would be protected in the future.
A U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday that a student had not clearly established her First Amendment right to criticize her principal in an off-campus blog that used coarse language, denying the student a trial on her claim.