The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers came within hours of becoming the first football team ever to boycott a postseason bowl game in protest of the disciplinary suspensions of 10 teammates. Players criticized the university’s lack of transparency and communication – “under the cover of student privacy,” as a team spokesman put it – in… Continue reading Nothing “private” about this high-profile walkout by Minnesota athletes
Tatro sued claiming that her free speech rights were violated since she made the posts outside of school and thus was protected by the First Amendment. The court held that schools can impose sanctions for violating academic program rules.
The Minnesota Supreme Court held Wednesday that public universities can restrict the speech of students in “professional programs” when the program has rules consistent with established professional standards.
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the second time Monday in the case of Tatro v. University of Minnesota, due to the recusal of a justice two weeks after the initial arguments.
TheMinnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that will set importantprecedent on a public university’s ability to discipline students foroff-campus comments about school activity.
Apublic university can punish a student for off-campus speech if the speechsubstantially disrupts university operations, the Minnesota Court of Appealsruled Monday.
The selection process for the presidency of the University of Minnesota would beclosed to the public if a new bill pending in the state Legislature passes.