Naming of rape victim leads to dispute at Bridgewater State

By April 28, 2012

By Peter Schworm at The Boston Globe

BRIDGEWATER - A college newspaper that printed the name of a rape victim who spoke at a recent rally against sexual violence has caused an angry backlash on campus here and touched off controversy over the administration's response.

On Friday, the editor of the Bridgewater State University student newspaper remained adamant that she will resist growing calls to remove the online version of the article, while the paper's faculty adviser contested his apparent ouster.

The imbroglio features conflicting accounts from college officials and the newspaper, underscoring the often tense relationship between campus administrators and student newspapers and the emotionally charged ethical debate over whether it is ever acceptable to name sexual assault victims...

Schools: Bridgewater State University