SPJ Faces Warning from QU

By on September 24, 2008

Quinnipiac University has threatened to revoke the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) after their connection with the student-run independent newspaper The QUAD News.
Daniel Brown wrote to SPJ that if they continued to interact with The Quad News, they may lose their status as a school-recognized organization.
SPJ executives responded with a letter to Quinnipiac president John Lahey.
“While we understand that Quinnipiac is a private university and that administrators have broad powers to control activities on campus, we hope that you will realize that banning a student organization for actions that are not only legal but well-intentioned would send a message across the country that the University leadership does not support the principles of free speech, free press and free association that are outlined in the First Amendment,” they said.


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