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A conservative magazine at Wabash
College lost its funding and its standing as a recognized student organization
after the student senate said its content was "ungentlemanly." Now, the senate
has agreed to re-instate the magazine's funding, which was sought by student
editors and First Amendment advocates.The Wabash Commentary was
still placed on probation during the Dec.
The American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) is
seeking applicants for its third annual High School Journalism Institute.
Approximately 200 journalism advisers will be selected to attend a
two-week, for-credit journalism training program that will take place at six
universities during the summer of 2003.
The oral arguments in the Hosty v. Carter case,
involving censorship of the student newspaper at Governors State University,
have been rescheduled by the court.The U.S.
The parents of a deceased
Georgetown University student revealed details last week of a disciplinary
hearing concerning the classmate found responsible for their son's death.
Debbie and Jeff Shick's son, David, died Feb.
The Keystone Oaks School District has agreed to a partial settlement\nwith a student punished for criticizing a teacher online, although a court will\nstill have to determine whether the district
A 126-year-old statute that made libel a
criminal act was unanimously ruled overly broad and unconstitutional Nov.
Administrators at Washtenaw
Community College forced the campus newspaper to pull an editorial endorsement
for three board of trustees candidates in the Nov.
A conservative student magazine at Wabash College lost
its funding and its standing as a recognized student organization, leaving
editors wondering how they will continue to publish.During a Nov.
Expression Policy Project (FEPP) invites applications for a one-year, full-time
research fellowship in the area of artistic and intellectual freedom.
Oral arguments have been set before the Seventh Circuit Court of
Appeals in the Governors State University censorship case.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled
that Nitschmann Middle School administrators did not violate a student's First
Amendment rights in expelling him for a disruptive Web site he created on his
computer at home.The court ruled in J.S.
Four student journalists and three law students from George
Washington University, who were arrested during the International Monetary Fund
and World Bank protests in Washington, D.C., last month, filed a federal lawsuit
October 15 claiming their constitutional rights had been violated by the D.C.
Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S.
Only about one-third of American colleges and
universities are fully complying with federal law in reporting sexual assaults,
according to a study sponsored by the U.S.
superintendent held up distribution of a South Carolina middle school newspaper,
citing a district policy that prohibits printing commercial, political or
religious advertisements in school newspapers.The first issue of The
Chief?s Chronicle, the new student newspaper at Gaffney Middle School,
contained three political advertisements purchased by candidates in the upcoming
Cherokee County school board elections.
Members of six student organizations at the University of
Wisconsin at Oshkosh have found a new use for their student-run newspaper.
These students are now using the weekly newspaper for building
homecoming parade floats.More than 3,000 copies of two separate editions
of The Advance-Titan were stolen from high-traffic distribution sites on
campus during a two-week period earlier this month.Editor in chief
William Schwulst said during the past two years fraternities, sororities and
other campus groups have made a habit of helping themselves to nearly half of
the paper's 8,000-circulation distribution."Homecoming comes up and
organizations are building floats," Schwulst said.
A poster that detailed the rape case of a College of William and
Mary student was twice taken down from campus grounds this
month.Samantha Collins said she was raped by a fellow William and Mary
student last October while attending a party at a fraternity house.
A former high school
newspaper editor in Arkansas and a high school principal in Missouri will
receive the fifth annual Courage in Student Journalism Awards, presented by the
Newseum, the Student Press Law Center and the National Scholastic Press
Attorneys for the Student Press Law Center and other First
Amendment advocates will be defending college free press rights before a panel
of federal judges, the U.S.
A four-day dispute over the use of questionable
language in a safe-sex column ended Sept. 19 when administrators conceded
censorship would disrupt the learning environment of journalism students.
Seminole Community College administrators agreed to continue covering
the printing costs for the student newspaper after delaying publication of its
first edition for four days.
The new DeKalb County School System Superintendent might have
attempted to hush criticism by ordering the confiscation of additional copies of
a high school newspaper that included disparaging remarks on his record.
What Superintendent Johnny Brown?s alleged actions did instead was
spark an uproar among some students, parents and teachers at Chamblee Charter
High School and debate in the editorial pages of the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution. The furor followed articles written in
the Blue and Gold student newspaper by students Alan Simpson