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School administrators all over the country have hacked away at student free expression in the guise of "protecting" the local community from exposure to offensive opinions or controversial topics in school newspapers.


Whether in the context of student papers seen by members of the wider community, or that of student newspapers printed as supplements to a local paper, administrators are far more likely to censor news that goes beyond the schoolhouse gate.

Tufts magazine faces student’s libel allegation

MASSACHUSETTSThe 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.