UVA and state officials urged the U.S. Department of Education to treat the university "fairly" and give it due process before releasing the report to the public, documents obtained by the Washington Post show.
The student newspaper at the University of Virginia issued an apology and pulled two satirical stories from its website Wednesday after students complained the stories were racist — one of which parodied a student’s violent arrest by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents two weeks ago.
The bill would require the departments to report incidents of sexual assault to the local Commonwealth attorney within 48 hours of receiving the report, providing another avenue to access information about reported incidents.
In 2006, the student newspapers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia filed suit against the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board for its blanket ban on the advertising of alcoholic beverages in college newspapers. In 2013, the federal appeals court ruled the ban was unconstitutional.
Following outcry that it stifles public debate, the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia is scrapping their first draft of a code of ethics policy that would have forbidden members from publicly disagreeing with board decisions.
Whilehonor code charges against the editor of the University of Virginia’s studentnewspaper were dropped this week, student journalists remain concerned abouttheir publication’s independence.
Onestudent reporter’s alleged plagiarism led to formal university charges againstfive editors at the University of Virginia.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging Virginia's ban on alcohol-related advertising in college newspapers.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this month that the Virginia regulation that prohibits college publications from printing alcohol advertisements does not violate the students' First Amendment rights.
The Student Press Law Center ("SPLC"), a national non-profitadvocacy group devoted to defending student journalists' First Amendmentrights, is urging a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court'sdecision striking down selective Virginia regulations that restrict the wordscollege student newspapers can use in advertisements for alcohol and bars.