Paper runs candidate endorsement, faces backlash

\nFLORIDA - Despite the fact the student newspaper had published\nsimilar items for the past five years, the student government\nat Florida A&M University decided this spring to take an active\nstance against the publication of a newspaper endorsement of a\ncampus presidential candidate.

The student government froze the Fauman's funds for\ntwo weeks and has tentatively reduced its funding for next year\nfrom $58,000 to $40,000.

Bridge over troubled water

\nNEW YORK - The state's highest court ruled Feb. 11 that\na community college committee violated the state open meetings\nlaw when it imposed restrictions on a student newspaper and allocated\nstudent fees in a private session.

"The Open Meetings Law is designed to ensure that public\nbusiness is conducted in an observable manner; to promote this\ngoal, the provisions of the Open Meetings Law are to be liberally\nconstrued," Judge Joseph W.

Rhode Island controversy uncovers debt

\nRHODE ISLAND - The decision to run a controversial comic\nin The Good 5-Cent Cigar at the University of Rhode Island\nin December has cost the paper $41,000 and put the campus through\na tumultuous finals period and reconvening of campus in January.\n

An outstanding debt was discovered in response to the controversy\nover the cartoon, when the student government froze the newspaper's\nfunds and examined how much student money went into publishing\nthe paper.