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Reversing district court decision, appeals court rules in favor of former Mississippi student punished for posting rap song online

(12/12/14 6:50pm)

An appeals court has reversed a district court’s 2012 decision that found a school district could suspend a student who uploaded to the internet a profanity-filled rap song alleging two staff members had inappropriate contact with students.



Student government at California university puts student newspaper on ‘temporary hiatus’ because of ‘quality and professionalism’ concerns

(12/19/14 6:09pm)

The student government at the University of Redlands voted earlier this month to place the institution’s student-run newspaper on “temporary hiatus” over concerns about the paper’s “quality and professionalism.” One editor at the newspaper said the decision to defund the Bulldog Weekly was retaliation for an article about a new scholarship. The story quoted a student saying the fund was for “rich, white males.”




Appeals court reinstates claim former Valdosta State U. president retaliated against student over Facebook post

(01/12/15 7:49pm)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated on Monday a former Valdosta State University student’s claim that he was expelled in 2007 in retaliation for a Facebook post that criticized the institution’s president.




President at Northern Michigan U. waives $300 fee it charged student newspaper for public documents

(01/20/15 11:35am)

On Monday, after the Society of Professional Journalists, a local student-run media website and local television journalists raised enough to pay the bill, NMU President Fritz Erickson announced all fees for the public records request would be waived






Administrators at Western Illinois U. suspend student editor from student newspaper for selling video of campus riot

(01/23/15 8:33pm)

The university's vice president for student services said the student reporter violated several sections of the student conduct code, including “committing acts of dishonesty” by representing the newspaper “without the explicit prior consent of the officials of that group.”


Board structure change at U. Connecticut student newspaper creates alumni backlash

(01/26/15 4:17pm)

The newspaper’s editor said they made the decision after university administrators said The Daily Campus would lose its funding if they kept their previous board structure because a 1940s state law says student organizations that rely on student fees must be entirely student-run.