Creative writing assignments and personal journals have become an object of concern for many administrators who fear that works which are "dark" or contain violent images are actually threats by students.
Without the backing of professional news organizations, student journalists often find themselves at the mercy of government officials who refuse to treat them as other professional reporters.
Any cowboy will tell you: The sun goes down in the west. But for newsorganizations across the country, there has been plenty of sunshine west of theMississippi River.
In the wake of two lawsuits and a grand jury investigation involving the fundraising arm of the University of Colorado, state officials are accusing the University of Colorado Foundation of having an "anonymous nature" – and, the officials say, they are ready to do something about it.
When such sites are created and viewed off-campus or are used for fair comment and criticism, public school officials typically have no real legal ability to censor content or punish students.
The state attorney general squashed a short-lived policy created by the University of Kentucky to black out victims' names on police incident reports, saying it violated the state's open-records law.
The battle for access to police records at private universities continues at five schools, as open-records advocates at two of the five continue legal action.