The reduction in student fees allocated to the student paper came as a result of numerous articles criticizing the student government, said Shultz, who is the former editor in chief of the Spectrum.
An increasing number of high schools have canceled journalism courses in which students create a publication in favor of traditional English courses that some say will help better prepare students for standardized tests. At Hartsville High School in South Carolina, all English electives, including journalism, were cut because of low student test scores and teacher shortages.
Lawyers for students Patricia Simpson and Robert Wojick filed the lawsuit in June against the State University of New York at Brockport in a federal district court in Buffalo.
Each year more than 30,000 Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 die, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, leaving many school communities to decide on appropriate tributes.
At Southwest Missouri State University, a group of minority students lashed out against editors of The Standard, a student newspaper on campus, because of an editorial cartoon that appeared in the newspaper that they found to be "offensive."
The court found that the district’s use of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act as a justification for not releasing the details of legal settlements was improper.
Since February, editors struggled with administrators over access to the school’s financial records and the use of the college’s logo on their business cards. The situation climaxed in March when editors printed an article — without their adviser’s approval — criticizing the lack of student activities on campus.
The U.S. Department of Education has decided that universities cannot forbid a sexual assault victim from disclosing to the public the outcome of his or her accused assailant’s student disciplinary proceeding.
A federal court sidestepped a ruling in March on whether a student newspaper can endorse candidates in student government elections by dismissing a case involving the City College of New York on the grounds it was no longer relevant.
The $250,000 fine levied against Salem International University, formerly Salem-Teikyo University, is the biggest ever for violating the Clery Act, a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to keep and maintain publicly accessible crime logs, annually report crime statistics and warn the campus community about security threats.