For excellence in examining how allegations of sexual assault among students were handled on campus - sparked by a criminal case against a then-college trustee charged with sexually assaulting a student, The Linfield Review, at Linfield University, is the recipient of the Student Press Law Center’s 2019 Reveille Seven College Press Freedom Award.
Southern Oregon student paper fights entire budget being cut and wins
Editor's note: If you're facing a newsroom budget cut, contact SPLC's legal hotline for help. OREGON — Southern Oregon University’s student newspaper, The Siskiyou faced a dwindling bank account after the student government budget committee voted to cut all their funding for the 2020-2021 academic year. But after the editors’ testimony and alumni appeal letters,… Continue reading Southern Oregon student paper fights entire budget being cut and wins
New Voices 2020 preview
Hillary Davis, SPLC’s New Voices Advocacy and Campaign Organizer, sits down and walks us through the New Voices movement in 2020. Find out what’s happening in your state and how you can get involved. Full Transcript Joe Severino: In January, state legislatures across the country will meet for the start of their 2020 lawmaking sessions,… Continue reading New Voices 2020 preview
Southern Oregon University student journalists fight to save 90-year-old publication
The student journalists have eight weeks to save the Siskiyou — either by raising $50,000 for an endowment or by applying for student government funds.
Oregon student wins free-speech lawsuit against school, overturning discipline for critical Facebook posts
An Oregon middle school student’s free-speech rights were violated when he was suspended for calling a teacher a “bitch” who “needs to be shot” on Facebook rant, a federal judge has ruled.
U. of Oregon student senator reports ‘hurtful’ blogs to administration for possible student conduct violations
Miles Sisk, senate vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, said on Oct. 22 that he plans to give the IP addresses of blogs, containing content that Sisk said was a form of “cyberbullying,” to university administration for possible violations of student conduct if they were not terminated in 48 hours.
New York Times resubmits request for public records on University of Oregon sexual misconduct case after previous records were heavily redacted
A local prosecutor has declined an appeal from The New York Times seeking to compel the University of Oregon to turn over complete public records about a sexual misconduct investigation involving three UO men’s basketball players, prompting the newspaper to submit a new request.
Oregon school district settles lawsuit over dance team's controversial social media policy
In a settlement reached earlier this week, an Oregon school has apologized for a policy that restricted what student dance team members and their families could post on social media.
Oregon State pays six-figure settlement after confiscating newspaper boxes
Oregon State University will pay $101,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from its disposal of a now-defunct conservative student newspaper’s distribution boxes. Oregon State admitted no fault in the agreement, and the lawsuit was officially dismissed Wednesday.
Oregon school may reconsider suspensions given to students who retweeted 'Confessions' post that called teacher a flirt
An Oregon High School may be backing down after it suspended at least 20 students earlier this month after they retweeted or, in some cases, favorited a Twitter post.