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Suppressing Freedom of the Press, Part 1

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In early December, the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual listing of journalists jailed for political reasons over the past year. Here are the totals by nation: Azerbaijan: 5 Bahrain: 7 Bangladesh: 2 Cameroon: 1 China: 38 Cuba: 2 Egypt: 25 Eritrea: 17 Ethiopia: 16 Gambia: 3 India: 1 Israel…

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“Dreamers” Win Right to Pay In-State Tuition in Georgia

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH In an article for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jeremy Redmon reports on a judicial decision that “Dreamers” should pay in-state tuition while attending public colleges and universities in Georgia: Georgia residents who have received a special reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration may begin paying in-state tuition here under a…

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“New Voices” Laws and Student Press Freedom

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Currently featured on the website of University Business magazine is an article by Matt Zalaznick titled “‘New Voices’ Laws Aim to Ensure Student Press Freedoms in Higher Ed: College Media Outlets, However, Face More Threats than Just Censorship.” Zalaznick reports: “Campus newspapers face many of the same challenges confronting the professional…

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Theft and Defacing of Campus Newspapers is Censorship

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN Last week the AAUP, the College Media Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the Student Press Law Center issued a report on “Threats to the Independence of Student Media,” which cited multiple cases in which college and university administrations exerted pressure in attempts to control, edit, or censor student journalistic…

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California Higher Ed Leaders Urge Trump to Continue DACA Program

BY HANK REICHMAN Leaders of California’s three systems of public higher education sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump today urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation.  The letter, signed by University of California President Janet Napolitano, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and Eloy…

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Higher Ed Policy After the Election

BY CHRISTOPHER NEWFIELD The following piece is reposted with permission from Remaking the University, a blog sponsored by Michael Meranze, professor of history at UCLA, and Christopher Newfield, professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. It’s tempting to see higher education as a sideshow in the upheaval that Donald J. Trump’s election presents for every…

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Sandusky Costs Penn State Almost $10 Million More in One Week

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is from the Department of Education’s Office of Communications: The U.S. Department of Education today announced that it is seeking to impose on Penn State University a record fine of nearly $2.4 million for failing to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act after a comprehensive…