Spring 2016


A promise unkept

There is a contractual paradigm that prescribes First Amendment protection at most private universities through student handbooks and codes, but it’s not always fulfilled. Read more

Reporting Out of the Mainstream

Alternative, online student media, like the Odyssey Online and the Tab, are becoming more popular on college campuses — sometimes causing rifts with traditional student papers.  Read more

Tug of war

For high school newspaper advisers, standing up for students’ free speech can come with a price. Read more

An unintended consequence of Title IX

Without clear direction from the Department of Education, some colleges are overreaching their authority into student media to demand compliance with the anti-sex discrimination statute. Read more

Access delayed – still waiting

An SPLC investigation reveals how Texas' private institutions are using a provision of the state's open records law to delay the release of police reports. Read more

Big League – little speech

They announced the boycott through Twitter, vowing not to participate in any football activities until embattled Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned over perceived inaction toward an inhospitable racial climate. Read more