Syracuse University head shuts down student TV station

October 27, 2005

NEW YORK —The student-run television station at Syracuse University was shut down last week because administrators said one show on the station continually violated university policy.

Chancellor Nancy Cantor revoked the status of HillTV last Thursday as a recognized student organization in a meeting with the student staff. The revocation has sparked outcry from HillTV alumni. Staffers said they appealed the decision.

The controversy has centered on a show called "Over the Hill," which went on the air less than a year ago, said Steven Kovach, news editor of The Daily Orange, the student newspaper at Syracuse. The show made light of eating disorders, date rape and lynching, among other issues, according to an article in The Post Standard, a community newspaper based in Syracuse, N.Y...

Schools: Syracuse University