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The Loyola University of Chicago
student government decided not to adopt legislation at yesterday's
meeting that would remove the editor in chief and take away funding
from a student magazine whose front cover featured art of a woman scantily
clad and wearing underwear with the word ''slut'' on it.
An Illinois college newspaper editor and his paper's former adviser have filed suit against members of the college administration in Illinois district court, demanding the adviser's reinstatement and an end to threats of censorship and budget cuts.
The editor of Chicago State University's
student newspaper, who earlier this month filed suit against his school's
administration alleging unlawful censorship, has now been told his paper will
not go to print this week.
After articles about students' dating habits at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., sparked policy changes including more oversight of the student newspaper, adviser Barbara Thill resigned her role for next school year.
The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., after attempts to get previously redacted information was met with a letter of denial from university President B. Joseph White citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
For the first time a federal court has ruled that
Illinois college newspapers are protected from administrative censorship under
A privately owned student newspaper at the
University of Illinois at Chicago fired its news editor after she wrote an
editorial criticizing the bookstore and objected to the paper's decision
not to publish a story.
A former professor at the University of Illinois at
Chicago filed a defamation lawsuit Friday over an article that ran in the
student newspaper, The Flame.
students in Illinois have been given a seat at the professional journalists’
table after a judge used the state’s shield law to protect student journalists
for possibly the first time ever last week.
A U.S. District Court ordered Tuesday that a former student media adviser be returned to his job at Chicago State University following a First Amendment lawsuit surrounding the campus newspaper.
Editors of a campus newspaper at the University of Chicago said they want to be reimbursed for the cost of replacing stolen newspapers.
In 2009, the Chicago Tribune was conducting an investigation into allegations that the University of Illinois had a special recruitment track for well connected families.
The Better Government Association, a non-profit government watchdog group, and the NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV, filed the suit on Sept. 5 in Cook County Circuit Court after the school district “willfully and intentionally violated FOIA by failing to respond to FOIA Requests.”
A proposed amendment to the Private College Campus Police Act would require campus police departments at private universities, including at the University of Chicago, to publicly disclose any information that other law enforcement agencies are required to provide under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
When Chicago bumps its minimum wage to $10 an hour in July, Columbia College will scale back hours for many of its student workers, and until Wednesday, the number of employees on the student newspaper staff would have been reduced by a quarter.
After the University of Chicago announced measures to make its police department more transparent, legislators opted to stall the bill that would have required private campus police departments to be more transparent.
On one campus, the administration has said in no uncertain terms that students expecting “trigger warnings” shouldn’t hold their breath. On another, a center for inclusivity is pushing a set of language recommendations called “Just Words,”...
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
--Derek Bok, Harvard president, 1971-91
Unjustly firing a newspaper adviser and running off its editor-in-chief wasn't just costly to Chicago State University's reputation.
A federal court ordered the university to pay $2,502.48 in court costs and $210,729.50 in attorney's fees after finding that professor Gerian Steven Moore and student editor George Providence II were unlawfully fired in violation of the First Amendment.
Next to waiting for the cable TV installer, there's not much more irritating for us first-worlders than waiting for the public records that never come.
Many state open-records laws require an agency to respond to a request for public documents within three, five or 10 days.
Federal courts rarely afford much weight to the "academic freedom" of public school teachers when they're disciplined for what they say during class, but an Illinois district court has made an exception in a rather unlikely factual setting: A Chicago teacher suspended for saying the "n-word" in front of sixth-graders.
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