Student editors at Grambling State University say they were suspended from their newspaper last week without reasonable cause, while university officials argue they violated The Gramblinite’s code of ethics.
In a Dec. 17 article, the Monroe (La.) News Star questionedwhether the Student Press Law Center was aware of charges of plagiarism broughtagainst the Gramblinite, Grambling State University's studentnewspaper, when the SPLC and the Associated Collegiate Press awarded its 2007College Press Freedom Award to Darryl Smith, former editor in chief of thenewspaper, in October.
Administrators at Grambling State University on Friday ordered the student newspaper to take down an article and photos about an anti-racism lesson -- including a photo depicting an elementary student with a makeshift noose around her neck.
The Gramblinite, Grambling State University’s student newspaper, cancelled its coverage of the school’s homecoming week after staff members said student leaders and administrators denied them access to events.