Frequently asked questions about the federal campus crime reporting law.
\nWASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments\nin November in a case that could dramatically affect the future\nof the public college student media by determining whether students\ncan be forced to fund student activities that advocate political\nor ideological views.
NEW YORK -- A September New York Supreme Court ruling has\naffirmed the applicability of the state's freedom of information\nlaw to the City University of New York.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education in November will require college and university administrators -- not just campus police or security officers -- to report offenses revealed to them in their institutions' annual campus crime statistics.
The DOE said this new reporting requirement reflects "the reality that on college campuses, officials who are not police officials ... nevertheless are responsible for students' or campus security."
Under the new regulations, campus administrators with "significant responsibility for student and campus activities" will have to publicly report campus crime statistics for incidents known to them.
NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit\nagainst a Buffalo community college following a decision by the\nschool's board of trustees to halt production of the student newspapers\nat each of the college's three branches and consolidate them into\none newspaper sponsored by the public relations department.
NEW YORK -- The student newspaper at Freeport High School won a fight to retain the free-press guidelines it has operated under for 30 years in November.
After The New York Times published a commentary criticizing the school board's attempt to establish administrative control over the newspaper and a camera crew from the Freedom Forum showed up at one of their meetings, the school board relented and decided to drop its efforts to eliminate the free-press guidelines.
\nWEST VIRGINIA -- The U.S. Department of Education told\na college to correct its reporting of campus crime statistics\nin September.
\nFLORIDA -- Five students at Miami-Dade Community College are\nsuing the school for prohibiting them from handing out written\nmaterial on campus, saying the college's literature distribution\npolicy violates their right to free speech.
CALIFORNIA -- Despite a law guaranteeing students in the\nGolden State freedom of expression in their student newspapers,\na Santa Clarita principal has found a new basis for censorship\n-- the state sex education code.
\nNEW JERSEY -- The yearbook staff at Richard Stockton College\nis relieved but cautious following the dismissal of a lawsuit\nfiled by a student seeking almost $10,000 from the college due\nto a mistake in the yearbook.