NEW YORK — Hundreds of copies of the Maroon-News, the student newspaper at Colgate University — which contained a front page story about the men's swimming and diving team being suspended for hazing — have been stolen. The paper was distributed on the Hamilton campus on Oct. 18, and the next day stacks were missing… Continue reading Hundreds of issues of the Maroon-News stolen, members of swim team found responsible
OKLAHOMA — An estimated 450 issues of The OU Daily were stolen on Sept. 17 from multiple locations across the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The stolen issue featured a front page article about sexual harassment allegations against a tenured drama professor who remains at the university but resigned in August from his position as director of the School of… Continue reading 450 issues of The OU Daily stolen — writer thinks it’s attempted censorship of front page sexual harassment story
In less than two weeks, two student newspapers on opposite ends of the country have had hundreds of newspapers stolen from campus newsstands.
Somewhere between 900 to 1,200 newspapers were stolen from the Virginia Tech campus last week after a seemingly routine update to a local murder trial involving two former university students.
In the months since the 2016-17 school year began, a number of college newspapers have struggled with the theft or vandalism of their campus publications.
Hundreds of newspapers were stolen at three colleges in March because of articles some found to be controversial.
About 4,500 copies of the student newspaper — an estimated value between $3,000 and $4,500 — went missing after the newspaper published a correction regarding a fraternity and accusations of sexual assault.
Student editors at Northwest Missouri State University were distributing papers at the student union when a student identified as a fraternity member ran by and grabbed a bundle of 50 newspapers.
After the Crimson White published a column and an editorial cartoon critical of fraternity practices, the editor-in-chief said he saw what appeared to be two fraternity pledges carrying stacks of papers.