The SPLC board will launch a nationwide search to replace Executive Director Frank LoMonte, who is leaving after nine years to head a press-freedom think-tank at the University of Florida.
We got the following question on Twitter earlier this afternoon:
@SPLC any idea if a public university can do this?
The University of Florida's independent student newspaper has suggested a settlement that could end its lawsuit against the university about a proposed policy that would give the school control of newspaper racks on campus.
The University of Florida’s independent student newspaper has filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the university’s plan to replace two dozen of the newspaper’s racks after a months-long negotiation between the two groups failed to produce a compromise.
The University of Florida’s independent student newspaper is protesting a change in distribution policy that it believes could have a detrimental effect on readership and First Amendment freedom
Theculprit behind the dumping of 268 student newspapers at the University ofFlorida came forward Monday, confirming the newspaper’s earlier reporting thata student politician threw them out.
In aspat of he-said, she-said between student politicians and a student newspaperat the University of Florida, one thing is certain — 268 unread copies of The Independent Florida Alligator werefound discarded in a trash bin the day before student government elections.
From free to fee and color to black-and-whitenewsstands, the University of Florida is attempting to flip the script oncampus distribution of publications and the student newspaper isn’t letting thechanges go unchallenged.
In the past year, courts across the country have tried tointerpret the meaning of the federal student privacy law, known as FERPA.Several recent rulings suggest the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Actdoes not protect the vast array of information about students that someuniversities have claimed.
A statecourt judge ruled in favor of former University of Florida student Frank Braccoseeking the release of audio and video records of UF student senate meetings.