Claire Lueneburg and Sara Eccleston were just seniors at Everett High School when they filed a federal lawsuit against their school.
College and universities looking for new leadership insist that secrecy is the only way to attract the best candidates.
When the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Hosty v. Carter two years ago, it was heralded as the greatest blow against student press rights in almost two decades.
By Jared TaylorAfter University of Tampaofficials had failed to notify students and the student newspaper about a rapereported on campus, the university is reviewing its crime reporting proceduresto ensure they are in accordance with federal statutes.
Every school night for more than 35 years, The Daily Texan had to make a detour on its way to the printer. Before a single drop of ink met newsprint, an adviser was required to comb through every word in the newspaper, searching for any legal gaffes editors might have let slip by.
State lawmakers across the country are introducing bills intended to curtail bullying in schools via text messaging and the Internet, but critics charge that the legislation could trample students’ rights to free expression.
After a semester that saw Grambling State University administrators shut down and reinstate the student newspaper, the student editor in chief says the weekly publication’s operations have resumed without conflict, and now wonders if the paper’s battle was all “for nothing.”
A sweep of legislation from Arizona to Massachusetts aims to reshape the principles of academic freedom, which some say could limit free expression on campus.
Four first-year students were disciplined last semester and threatened with expulsion after creating a Facebook.com group that harshly criticized their writing instructor.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a group that advocates students' free expression rights, filed a federal lawsuit Oct. 31 against Troy University for a speech code FIRE's President David French called "incompatible with a free society."