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The United States Supreme Court agreed March 29 to review a decision out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals about whether public college students have the right to refuse to support organizations that use mandatory student fees to engage in political speech.
Groups representing America's college
student media asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to overturn
a lower court ruling that they warned "could threaten the
very existence of student media on hundreds of public college
Succumbing to pressure by student press advocates, the student government at a
Wisconsin university said it would not attempt to limit the distribution of a
campus satire magazine Wednesday.
A student publication out of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire that garnered attention last year following the printing of a controversial column has been spared from the funding chopping block.
Student journalists in Wisconsin are asking the state attorney general to clarify whether university student government organizations are subject to the state's sunshine laws.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Jonathan Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of the UWM
Post at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the 2009 winner of the
"College Press Freedom Award" for his tireless advocacy in pressing
for greater access to public records from the university and its student
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Editors at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's UWM Post filed suit today challenging their
college's claim that any document that identifies a student - even
the recording of a student's voice speaking at a public committee meeting
- is a confidential "educational record" that cannot be
released under Wisconsin's public-records law.The Post and its former editor-in-chief, Jonathan
Anderson, filed suit today in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, seeking a
declaration that the records sought by the Post are covered by the
Wisconsin Open Records Law.
The UWM Post at the University of Wisconsin,
Milwaukee, was awarded a settlement last week in its public records lawsuit
against the university.
After a negative community reaction to a recent Web ad
linking to a Holocaust denial site, the staff of The Badger Herald at the
University of Wisconsin - Madison is reevaluating its policies for accepting
Amid four concurrent investigations into alleged
misconduct in its student government, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Post has decided to sue two former
Student Association leaders for the theft and destruction of approximately 800
Journalism organizations are expressing concern over a budget provision added by state lawmakers targeting the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student is suing the university, alleging it failed to comply with the state’s public records law when it cited inordinately high labor costs and withheld documents relating to a university employee who is also a student.
While journalists at six student newspapers expressed frustration over unresolved and unsolved cases of newspaper theft, at least one newspaper theft incident ended in punishment this spring for the student found responsible for the theft.
In a proposal slipped into the state budget that wasn't considered through the normal process for bills, Wisconsin legislators are proposing to repeal a requirement that makes public universities disclose the top five candidates for chancellor, president and other top positions. Instead, the public would be entitled only to the names of those "seriously considered," which might be just one name. Open-government advocates are decrying the maneuver as a step backward for public accountability.
The University of Wisconsin system will no longer have to reveal final candidates for its top positions, now that an exemption has been signed into law with the state biennial budget.
The UW-Oshkosh student newspaper, facing crippling debt, has the university administrators' support — but the student government has denounced the paper's leadership.
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,”...
When a professor was pulled out of a lecture and suddenly stopped teaching his other classes, Alex Nemec, a student journalist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, filed records requests to find out why. Nemec has encountered two hurdles to accessing records, the first imposed by the University and the second by the professor himself.
University of Wisconsin schools will now be required to suspend students after two violations and expel them after three.