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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.
Not until he is 21 will a 16 year old student be allowed back into Wisconsin Dells High School, or so says the Wisconsin Dells School Board.
After what seemed like an eternity, the
Wisconsin State Journal's Phil Brinkman finally received
the public records he had requested more than two years ago.
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.
Police arrested a high school student at school last Friday after he allegedly
put the face of the school's athletic director on a sexually suggestive
liquor poster and tacked the poster on a school bulletin board.
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Friday on behalf of a Tomah High School student -- referred to as A.P. -- who was given an F and two detentions for including a Bible reference in his artwork.
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.
Spurred by a local newspaper's unauthorized Web streaming of a high school football game, the organization that oversees high school athletics in Wisconsin is suing for the right to control all media produced at sports events for commercial use.
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.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to decide if personal messages sent from teachers' district e-mail accounts are considered public records and should be released.
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
A student journalist at a private liberal arts
college in Kenosha, Wis., recently found that requesting a copy of a school's
IRS Form 990 was a useful way to gather financial information from private
colleges or universities that are otherwise exempt from freedom of information
Wisconsin may soon join the majority of states with
journalistic shield laws, which protect professional and student journalists
from being compelled to divulge confidential sources or information, when the
governor signs the new bill.
A U.S. District Court in Wisconsin has ruled that
state entities can sell exclusive rights to cover, through streaming video
online, a government-sponsored event, including high school athletics.
Open-government advocates report no adverse impact
on public access yet from the July Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that teacher
e-mails are not disclosable unless related to a government function.
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s practice of contracting coverage of live high school sports games to an exclusive broadcast partner does not violate the First or Fourteenth Amendment rights of other media, a panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.