After over six months of controversy, Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole has formally declared that the university’s student newspaper, The Montclarion, will soon exist independent of its governing body, the Montclair State Student Government Association. Conflict between The Montclarion and the SGA began last year when a dispute over the SGA’s alleged violation of New Jersey’s Freedom of Information Act prompted the newspaper to hire an attorney. The SGA gave the paper permission to enlist legal counsel under the stipulation that they turn over any and all confidenti
Due to frustrations over media coverage of the presidential election, Columbia College students formed the Students for Media Reform of Columbia College. The group’s aim is to educate and empower students about media issues surrounding politics and to inspire them to get involved. The group sprang up after students attended the National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis last June. "We want [to see] more of what's being done from real people, rather than what the core organization thinks they should be doing," group president Kevin Gosztola said. "We want to show people what
A University of Pittsburgh Pitt News article examines the relationship students have with the technology they use every day. College students are some of the largest consumers of electronic goods, spending more than $10.2 billion on electronics during the 2006 back-to-school season, according to the National Retail Foundation Back-to-College Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey.
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Before this gets too confusing, know that Dartmouth College has (at least) two student newspapers. The Dartmouth Review, a conservative student paper, recently published an issue whose cover featured a scantily clothed Native American holding a scalp, and the headline, “The Natives Are Getting Restless!” From Dartmouth’s other paper, The Dartmouth, comes this article about a rally in response to the offending cover. Several hundred faculty, staff, & students attended the rally, which was planned at an impromptu meeting of about 200 students (!!) on the evening the issue appeared.
In this editorial, the editor-in-chief of the Campus Times, the student newspaper at the University of Rochester, discusses how he chooses what gets covered in the newspaper as well as how newspapers should handle tragic events such as suicides.
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By Michaelia Fosses
The first night after its publication, an article about an on-campus rape was cut out of a student newspaper at Notre Dame de Namur University.
Students, reporters, and staff members at the California school woke one morning in January to find that the article had been cut out of about 500 copies of their newspaper The Argonaut. Between 1,200 and 1,400 copies the paper are usually printed for the school.
Editor Emeritus Erik Oeverndiek said that he received e-mails from students asking the story not be printed before the paper decided t
Students reacted quickly and negatively to an editorial
cartoon at the University
of Kentucky that compared
the Greek system to a slave auction.
Over a hundred students gathered to protest the cartoon, which depicted
an African American in chains and a Kappa Kappa Kappa (KKK) fraternity.
Did you know that it’s Cambodian Awareness Week (well, before you read that title)? Thanks to the efforts of the Student International Business Council (SIBC) of Notre Dame, now you do! The group showed two movies this week to illuminate Cambodia’s history and struggle since the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s and ‘80s. Additionally, SIBC held a dinner to raise funds for its Protecting the Earth and Protecting Yourself (PEPY) subdivision. PEPY is an NGO (a non-governmental organization) that works to assist Cambodian children (most famous Cambodian child: Maddox Pitt-Jolie).
A bill currently pending in the Oregon State Legislature would protect the First Amendment rights of high school and college student journalists by disallowing administrative censorship for student publications. A similar bill recently passed in the Washington State House of Representatives, and another is under consideration in the state of Illinois. The bills come as a reaction to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’s ruling on Hosty vs. Carter, a decision that reversed previous legal precedents protecting college media from censorship.