When college journalists at the University of Oregon showed up to cover their student government association’s vote tally after a campus primary election, they were turned away and told they had no right to be there.
MASSACHUSETTS – The Primary Source just cannot catch a break. After beating sexual harassment charges and stopping a series of thefts, the conservative magazine at Tufts University in Medford is now the subject of a libel claim.
Iris Halpern, the senior who alleged the magazine harassed her last fall, filed a complaint with the dean's office on April 1 claiming the magazine libeled her and retaliated against her for having filed the sexual harassment charges.
The conflict between Halpern and The Primary Source dates back to Oct.
Two separate court rulings in the Midwest upheld the public interest in access to information that was previously kept under lock and key by school and college administrators.
This spring, administrators at three universities tried to implement tighter control over campus publications.
The Supreme Court in February unanimously upheld the right of schools to engage in the common practice of having students grade one another’s work in the classroom, which the Court ruled does not violate federal privacy statutes.
Around the country, school board members and college administrators are being threatened with harsh punishments for illegally conducting business behind closed doors.\n
In what may be an unprecedented action, five former Las Cruces school board members are facing criminal charges for alleged open-meetings violations.