A complaint filed in U.S. district court cites remarks by KU budget committee members tying the newspaper's 50 percent funding reduction to a sharply worded editorial calling for reforms in campus elections.
The Daily Kansan is alleging that the Student Senate cut its funding in half in response to an editorial criticizing the student government.
Students and groups across the country are fighting for access to records from universities' nonprofit foundations.
Despite a promise of increased transparency in police activities, state public records laws may shield the footage from the public. Footage likely won’t be released if it is part of an ongoing investigation or if certain details, such as the identities of victims in sensitive situations, cannot be redacted.
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression is out with its 2014 Jefferson Muzzles, the annual award it presents to those that "forgot or disregarded Mr. Jefferson's admonition that freedom of speech 'cannot be limited without being lost.'" As usual, quite a few schools and administrators were recognized with awards. Among the honorees:
- The University of Kansas board of regents: After a journalism professor tweeted about the National Rifle Association following the September 2013 Naval Yard shooting, he was placed on administrative leave by the university.
If members of the Kansas Board of Regents have a low tolerance for unkind online speech, they'd best keep their browsers closed.
"You can't have that, that's protected by FERPA" is one of the most common refrains we hear at SPLC.
The Student Senate at the University of Kansas votedWednesday night to maintain the portion of the student fee that goes towardfunding the school's student newspaper, The University DailyKansan.
The Student Senate at the University of Kansas will voteMarch 24 on whether to stop providing the student newspaper with funds allocatedfrom student-paid fees.
With frequent tuition hikes and steep taxes comes a desire from thoseconcerned with the use of tax dollars to know how money is allocated at publicuniversities across the country.