The student government at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., has agreed to amend its bylaws to better comply with the state's open meetings laws, ending a lawsuit filed by the student newspaper over alleged violations.
The student newspaper at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., is taking the student government to court over alleged open meetings violations. Student Government Association officials maintain the state's open meetings act does not apply to them.
The Montclarion, the independentnewspaper at Montclair State University in Montclair, is the recipient of the2008 College Press Freedom award given by the Student Press Law Center and theAssociated Collegiate Press, the SPLC announced Friday.
Montclair State University's studentnewspaper is set to file paperwork with the New Jersey Office of the Secretaryof State that will guarantee the paper's independence as a nonprofit501(c)(3) corporation.
The Montclarion is printing its firstissue of the semester today after Montclair State University's StudentGovernment Association voted Wednesday night to temporarily lift a freeze on thestudent newspaper's budget.
When staffers for The Montclarion, thestudent newspaper at Montclair State University, returned to school after winterbreak, they were shocked to find they would not be able to publish thesemester's first issue.
The president of Montclair State University'sStudent Government Association fired the student newspaper's attorney inNovember, arguing that the contract between the SGA-sponsored Montclarionand its attorney was improper under SGA bylaws.