Central Connecticut State University: Controversy Over Newspaper Cartoon

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Central Connecticut State University

FIRE fought Central Connecticut State University’s (CCSU) urging the creation of “oversight boards” to “look further into making substantive, constructive changes” to the CCSU student paper, the Recorder, and suggesting the possibility of instituting a mandatory “cultural awareness” requirement after the Recorder published a cartoon that offended some members of the campus community.  FIRE wrote CCSU president John W. Miller to remind him of his constitutional obligation to uphold freedom of the press and therefore cease unconstitutional university actions resulting from the cartoon’s publishing.

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