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Court will not grant an injunction to Iowa student journalists suing administrators for retaliation
The judge wrote that the student journalists did not show enough evidence of retaliation or intimidation to proceed with a preliminary injunction against the college.
Iowa student journalists launch independent newspaper after facing campus retaliation
A small group of student journalists have raised almost $4,000 so far to start an independent newspaper after facing harassment and intimidation from administrators for articles published in their college newspaper.
Student journalists at Iowa community college allege harassment, intimidation in First Amendment lawsuit against administrators
Administrators at Muscatine Community College also took actions to remove The Calumet’s full-time faculty adviser and replace him with a part-time adjunct instructor, modify the fall 2015 class schedule “to marginalize the journalism program” and reduce funding to the program, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
1,900 copies of Iowa State Daily thrown in trash, police investigating incident
Stephen Koenigsfeld, editor-in-chief, and Mark Witherspoon, adviser, found 1,900 copies of Wednesday’s issue thrown in trash cans across Iowa State University’s campus, which amounts to $3,000 lost in advertising and approximately $1,100 in printing costs, Witherspoon said.
Student journalists report newspaper at Drake University was vandalized for pregnancy center ad
Student journalists at a Des Moines university reported to campus police hundreds of copies of their newspaper were vandalized when somebody drenched them in water and scattered them outside the newspaper’s office on Thursday.
Iowa community college newspaper under investigation — but not sure why
Students and their adviser at The Calumet have found themselves in a defensive position this month, but they don’t know against what and they don’t know against whom. Editor Molly Willson said Muscatine Community College’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action officer contacted her and other staff members for information about an article The Calumet published last month.
Relief for records requestors? Schools ordered to pay fines, attorney’s fees in open records lawsuits
Violating state open records laws could actually cost you a lot of money, officials in Washington and Iowa have learned this month.First, the University of Washington was ordered last week to pay more than $720,000 in fines for withholding 12,000 pages of public records from a former professor who wanted to see whether she was wrongfully denied tenure at the University of Washington's Tacoma campus because of her gender or heritage.
Iowa Supreme Court: FERPA shields records in student athlete sexual assault case
Federal student privacy law bars the release of records related to an alleged sexual assault by university football players, even in redacted form, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.