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Lit mag at Loyola Chicago retains funding despite criticism of sex issue

(11/07/07 12:00am)

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.





<i>Chicago Tribune</i> files suit against University of Illinois over applicant grades, test scores

(06/18/09 12:00am)

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).









Chicago Public Schools failed to respond to public records requests in a 'timely manner,' lawsuit alleges

(09/16/14 2:15pm)

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.”


Ill. bill would require additional transparency at private university police departments

(03/10/15 6:13pm)

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.




Universities are taking divergent approaches to handling campus speech, safe spaces, and trigger warnings

(09/07/16 1:41pm)

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,”... 


The price of censorship? For Chicago State, try $213,231.98

(08/28/13 4:16pm)

"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. U.S.


TRANSPARENCY TUESDAY: Public records -- delivered hot and oven-fresh... or they're free?

(09/03/13 1:04pm)

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.


Chicago teacher's "teachable moment" about racial slur leads to favorable "academic freedom" ruling

(10/08/13 5:35pm)

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. In Brown v.