Advisers, students fighting spate of adviser firings in six months
Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. The next story will focus on strategies for developing campus educational initiatives in support of First Amendment and student voices.
By Jody Kleinberg Biehl
University at Buffalo
Three college media advisers been fired in the past six months – a spate Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, calls “one of the worst stretches I can remember.”
Cheryl Reed from Northern Michigan University, James Compton of Muscatine Community College in Iowa, and Patricia Roberts of Delta State University in Mississippi, have all lost positions as student media advisers since November.
And all of them – along with their students — are fighting back. Continue reading “Advisers under fire (and fired)”