he student newspaper and student government at Colorado State University have come to different conclusions on whether the student government is a public body subject to open meetings laws following a closed, executive session regarding the impeachment of a student senator.
Angela Myers, the county clerk and recorder, told staff members of The Rocky Mountain Collegian on Tuesday morning to move issues of the paper with a U.S. Senate candidate’s photo from the rack closest to a drop-off ballot box because it violated state electioneering laws.
The interim president of Colorado State University's Board of Student Communications resigned Friday, withdrawing his proposal to change the BSC bylaws to grant the board increased power to punish student publications for the use of profanity.
Following a well-publicized and controversialnewspaper editorial criticizing President Bush, a publications board at a public university in Coloradois considering revising its bylaws to allow newspaper staffers to be punishedfor publishing what the board deems indecent material.Currently, thebylaws governing the Board of Student Communications at Colorado StateUniversity at Fort Collins say officials cannot "censor or punish theoccasional use of indecent, vulgar or so called 'four-letter' wordsin student publications."
Two weeks and two board meetings after printing an editorial saying "Taser This ... Fuck Bush," the editor in chief at The Rocky Mountain Collegian can rest assured that he will keep his job.
COLORADO -- Friday's staff editorial at Colorado State University's The Rocky Mountain Collegian was four words long, written in all capital letters and large type.