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July 29th, 2005 • Quill Archives
Censor or be sacked

Jennifer Schartz recently won election to her county’s council. The job is enjoyable and rewarding, she says, but not so much as the job she loved and lost — adviser to the Interrobang, the student newspaper at Barton County Community College in Kansas.

July 29th, 2005 • Quill Archives
Public vs. Private

More adviser firings take place at public colleges than at private, and there’s a reason for that: Private colleges have a better chance of getting away with direct censorship. To date, the courts have not forbidden them from censoring or otherwise interfering with the independence of their campus newspapers.