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ERIC Number: ED051772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Pages: 18
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Freedom of the College Student Press.
Chambers, M. M.
There is considerable debate on and off campus about the extent to which student editors and reporters can legitimately express controversial views and whether they may use allegedly indecent words; and whether university and college administrators can censor or suppress student publications unacceptable to them. This paper reviews some of the cases of freedom of the college and high school student press and court pronouncements related to these issues. Cases discussed are: (1) the publication and censoring of an Eldridge Cleaver article at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts; (2) the publication of an article critical of state officials at Troy State University in Alabama, and the subsequent dismissal of the paper's editor; (3) refusal by campus papers to accept paid advertisements designed to promote social or political views; and (4) situations in which students were punished and expelled for distributing pamphlets critical of the administration or other officials. Court decisions held that in all cases students were entitled to due process. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Educational Administration.