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by Adam Kissel
USA TODAY College
A Hickory, North Carolina, college student was pulled out of his classroom last week and banned from campus after he complained on Facebook about his school’s aggressive marketing of a debit card company to its students. After officials at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) punished him for a satirical Facebook post deemed “contrary to the best interest of the CVCC community,” Marc Bechtol reached out to FIRE...