According to a long-awaited report released by the Department of Education to Congress, only 40 percent of postsecondary institutions that are required by law to compile and report statistics of crime on their campuses said they follow federal guidelines in defining campus crimes.
When student editors at St. Ambrose University ran a news story last fall about a computer lab supervisor making Internet porn available from a university-owned computer they used some of the porn in question for illustrations in the newspaper.
A report issued by the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) in March criticized the U.S. Department of Education for its failure to monitor institutional compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1991, a federal law that requires schools to compile and distribute an annual statistical report on campus crime.
Editor in chief John Tedesco and three other top editors quit working for Logos at the University of the Incarnate Word as a protest over censorship of the paper.
After a reporter for a community newspaper confronted the University of New Hampshire with a state Freedom of Information Act request, administrators listened to their lawyers.
Alternative student newspapers are not welcome at the College of the Ozarks, and Pat Nolan found out the hard way.
SPLC Executive Director Mark Goodman will be teaching two college-credit classes on press law for high school publication advisers and journalism teachers this summer. The courses are intended for those active or prospective advisers who want to learn more about media law as it relates to high school publications and who are interested in receiving graduate credit for state certification or school advancement purposes.
The sponsor of a bill that would amend a seven-year-old campus crime law says colleges need to be made accountable for the crimes committed on their campuses.
As single-sex organizations such as fraternities and sororities become increasingly unpopular on politically correct campuses, some universities have been taking measures to restrict students' rights to free association by suspending students and withholding federal grants and loans.
Part of our mission at the Student Press Law Center is to relay the stories of student journalists and advisers who are frustrated by censorship.