The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of a Mississippi school district for suspending a student for a rap video posted online, furthering a debate on whether the Tinker standard should apply to off-campus speech.
Delta State U. journalism program, student newspaper print funding axed
Despite cries to save student journalism in the Mississippi Delta, the state’s higher education commission voted unanimously to cut Delta State University’s journalism program Thursday.
Fate of journalism program at Delta State U. to be decided in Thursday board meeting
On Thursday the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees may drive the final nail into the journalism program’s coffin when it decides whether to accept the university’s plan to eliminate the program.
Appeals Court to rehear case of former Mississippi student punished for posting rap song online
An appeals court has decided it will rehear the case of a former Mississippi student whom school officials punished for posting online a profanity-filled rap alleging two school employees had inappropriate contact with other students.
Miss. bill could allow schools to punish students for off-campus social media posts
The bill would make it a misdemeanor if students post to social media to “intimidate or torment” another student or school employee. The bill would also criminalize statements — even if they are true — that are intended or are likely to provoke a third party to stalk or harass a student or school employee.
Journalism program among cuts at Delta State U.
More than 80 students and faculty gathered in November 2014 to memorialize the loss of three academic programs in the Division of Languages and Literature — communications/theater studies, modern foreign languages and journalism.
Reversing district court decision, appeals court rules in favor of former Mississippi student punished for posting rap song online
An appeals court has reversed a district court’s 2012 decision that found a school district could suspend a student who uploaded to the internet a profanity-filled rap song alleging two staff members had inappropriate contact with students.
Judge upholds punishment of Miss. student who posted rap song on Facebook
Afederal judge sided with school officials Thursday in a free speech lawsuitbrought by a student disciplined for posting a song on Facebook and YouTube.
Former student suing Miss. school for excluding yearbook photo
Thelawsuit of a former Mississippi high school student whose senior portrait wasremoved from the yearbook will proceed after a judge refused to dismiss thecase.
Facebook song gets Miss. student suspended, school sued
A high school student is suing his schoolboard, superintendent and principal after he was suspended for recording a rapsong off campus that referenced allegations of inappropriate behavior bycoaches with female students.