Byline requirement on Tufts journal lifted

August 28, 2007

A Tufts University dean on Monday reversed a campus board’s requirement that a student-run conservative journal include authors’ names with articles - a rule imposed after the magazine published an unbylined parody that many found racist.

James Glaser, the private school’s dean of undergraduate education, said the byline requirement was an unfair restriction on free speech, a view echoed by Tufts President Lawrence Bacow in a statement issued before the start of a new school year...

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