The Michigan State Supreme Court sent a lawsuit filed by Michigan State student newspaper, The State News, back to a lower court for further review last week, effectively sending the paper back to square one nearly two years after the suit was filed. The case began when campus police denied the paper's Michigan Freedom of Information Act request for police reports involving an assault on campus in Februa
Camp Take a Stand, an intensive investigative journalism workshop for students, was recently held at Wesleyan University. Twenty-five student journalists from across the country assembled for a week-long series of discussion panels on the future of print journalism, and skill-building sessions to develop investigative journalism skills with a faculty of distinguished local and national journalists. As part of the workshop, each of the students was charged with writing a story on a topic of their choice.
Two USC juniors have turned what began as a class project into a national business: Portcard.net, a service that verifies online identities. The service allows people age 21 and older to authenticate their online identity, proving they are who they say they are. The user fills in basic information and the site pulls background information about the user from public databases and credit records. The user must then answer a series of randomly selected personal questions in less than a minute each. The questions are designed so that only the real person would be able to answer correctly
Those of you who read our last installment might remember the controversy over the November 28th issue cover of Dartmouth College’s conservative student newspaper, The Dartmouth Review. Today, we’re doubly pleased to bring you this follow-up—the editor of the Dartmouth Review has issued a very eloquent apology for the issue cover, which he believes served to close down dialogue rather than promote it. At the same time, however, he stands by the contents within the issue as thoughtful, important, and worthy of consideration. And we agree. So check out the editorial apology and the story behind
Former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card came to the University of Massachusetts to give a lecture, which prompted students to organize protests that were (as is often the case) promoted by email. Problems arose, however, when a student sent an email rallying others to the English department listserve—something the University’s Office of Information Technologies said should not have been possible without an administrative password. The student pleaded innocence, saying he mistakenly sent it (twice) to the wrong email list, but required no password to do so. No disciplinary action
By Michaelia Fosses, NSNS Staff Writer
Two young men walk down a dirt road, seemingly in chase of two boys playing soccer barefoot with a homemade ball. A few children gather to look on.
This is just one of the many photos from Project Focus, a student organization and traveling photography exhibit whose first show features photos taken by 16 children living in the slums around Kampala, Uganda.
Patricia Blauvelt, a junior communication major at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Public Relations Director for Project Focus, says the group’s goal was giving a voice to an o
A variety of student groups at Columbia University are producing four plays this semester, in an effort to tie the arts of the past with the politics of today. The first of the four plays was Shakespeare's Macbeth, which students hoped would promote a discussion on the topic of tyranny.
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Maybe you saw it on the News Feed: personal information posted on Facebook may be impossible to fully delete. Facebook representatives stated that this is to provide users with the option to restore their accounts and have their old information – including friends, photos, and applications – available. By agreeing to Facebook’s Terms and Conditions of Use, the user agrees to allowing the site to archive copies of personal content, even after a user’s profile has been removed.
A million thanks to Boston University’s College Republicans and Daily Free Press for proving once and for all that student activism and campus media do, in fact, matter. Here’s what went down: BU’s College Republicans decided to begin a $250 "Caucasian Achievement and Recognition" scholarship. The Daily Free Press decided to cover the action, which led to mainstream media picking it up—we’re talking the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, CNN, and FOX News. (Not too shabby, eh?) The story has sparked a long-overdue flurry of debate—including within Republican ranks. A toast to flurries!
Harvard’s Mather House Committee moved to resurrect the house newspaper, a somewhat off-the-wall and fun-spirited publication. With bi-weekly articles starting in April, the paper hopes to be a place where house members can discuss, debate, and create.
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