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.
October 29, 2007
Students and faculty at Central Connecticut State University plan to protest Wednesday in response to ongoing tension stemming from race and discrimination issues on campus. Students passed out fliers on campus Thursday announcing the demonstration, which will be held between the Student Center and campus cafe Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. A copy of the flier with an obscenity and racial slur against blacks written on it was mailed to one of the professors in the African Studies program. Vice President of Student Affairs Margaret Toston told the university’s president, Jack Miller, that two students and a professor discovered […]» Read More