Quinnipiac University

Location: Hamden, Connecticut
Type: Private

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  • Quinnipiac University: Freedoms of Press and Association in Jeopardy

    September 18, 2008

    Quinnipiac University (QU) threatened a student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with expulsion from campus if the group associated with The Quad News, an independent student newspaper formed in response to QU’s attacks on students’ press freedom. The trouble started when QU prohibited the student editors of The Quinnipiac Chronicle from publishing news… Read more

  • Due process legal update: Two accused-student lawsuits survive summary judgment

    July 12, 2019

    Barring a settlement, sex discrimination lawsuits against Grinnell College and Quinnipiac University appear to be headed to trial after judges in each case denied the school’s motion for summary judgment on both sex discrimination and breach of contract claims. These decisions demonstrate that schools need to take seriously both their obligation to respond to sexual… Read more

  • Student Press Law Center: Another Semester, Another Rash of Newspaper Theft

    December 9, 2016

    Sad but true: College newspapers are stolen with mind-numbing regularity. Just about every semester brings fresh reports of newspapers being stolen right from their racks, a clumsy act of censorship that campus speech watchdogs like FIRE and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) have been forced to condemn countless times over the years. Unfortunately, this… Read more

  • Quinnipiac Administrator: Skimpy Nurse Costumes ‘As Offensive As Writing the “N-word” on a Blackboard’

    October 31, 2013

    Administrators at Quinnipiac University appear to have taken the crusade against insensitive Halloween costumes to a new level, according to an article in The Quinnipiac Chronicle: “Costumes that exaggerate, stereotype, generalize a particular ethnic culture [or] gender, [are] insensitive,” Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Diane Ariza said. This includes dressing up in “blackface,… Read more

  • FIRE’s Top 3 Free Press Cases

    January 31, 2013

    Over the years, FIRE has repeatedly gone to bat for student newspapers and student journalists faced with censorship. Student press censorship comes in many forms, ranging from newspaper theft, reduced support from student activity funds, and the firing of faculty advisors, to prior review and editorial control of content. Since it’s Free Press Week, here, in… Read more

  • ‘Quinnipiac Chronicle’ Just As Free As ‘The Quad News’

    February 23, 2012

    On Tuesday, I wrote that The Quad News at Quinnipiac University (QU) has started printing physical copies of its once-online-only publication. The Quad News was born out of problems with the administration trying to stifle the speech of the student newspaper The Quinnipiac Chronicle. In an editorial yesterday, the Quinnipiac Chronicle recognized the new publication’s… Read more

  • A Free Press at Quinnipiac: ‘The Quad News’ to Begin Printing

    February 21, 2012

    An online-only newspaper for nearly four years, Quinnipiac University (QU)’s The Quad News has begun printing physical copies as of today.  The Quad News was created in 2008 in response to the QU administration cracking down on press freedom within the established student newspaper, The Quinnipiac Chronicle. At the time, the QU administration prohibited The… Read more

  • FIRE’s Will Creeley to Speak at Quinnipiac University Tonight

    November 18, 2009

    The Young Americans for Liberty at Quinnipiac University will host a lecture by Will Creeley, FIRE’s Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, tonight at 6:45 p.m. in the Grand Courtroom. In addition to discussing speech codes on campus and Quinnipiac’s “red light” rating, Will will discuss the importance of a free student press and the problems… Read more

  • Rights in the News: FIRE Keeps Up The Fight While Taking Message to Vegas and D.C.

    July 10, 2009

    FIRE has been busy taking its message to the streets this week, with Luke and I spending Wednesday signing up new CFN members at this year’s Campus Progress Conference in Washington, D.C., and Greg, Brandon, Alisha, and Adam jetting off to sunny Las Vegas for the annual FreedomFest Conference. Fortunately, with FIRE a bit short… Read more

  • Quinnipiac President Thinks Free Speech Violation Not a First Amendment Problem

    December 18, 2008

    The Quad News reports that at a question and answer session with the Student Government Association (SGA), Quinnipiac University (QU) President John Lahey denied that his censorship of The Chronicle, the QU student newspaper, violated the First Amendment. Lahey’s right. Technically, it’s not a First Amendment problem, since QU is a private school, but it… Read more

  • ‘The Quad News’ Controversy and the Corporatization of Quinnipiac University

    November 11, 2008

    What does the ongoing dispute between The Quad News and the Quinnipiac University (QU) administration have to do with the construction of a new, $52 million sports facility on campus? More than you might think, suggests Andrew Bartholomew in The Yale Daily News. Bartholomew’s thoughtful article ("Fast Times at QPac") depicts QU as a university… Read more

  • Student Newspapers Stand Up for ‘The Quad News’

    November 3, 2008

    Torch readers by now are well aware of the troubling state of student rights at Quinnipiac University (QU), particularly in light of the administration’s treatment of the newly formed Quad News, an independent, online student publication. The Quad News formed this summer after a series of controls on the press imposed by QU led to… Read more

  • Weekly Media Round-up: National Media Takes Quinnipiac to School, With FIRE’s Help

    October 31, 2008

    The national media has officially descended on Quinnipiac University (QU), with FIRE’s early efforts to end the injustices visited on the Quad News and the QU chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) helping to pave the way. FIRE’s press release issued Wednesday helped to bring a new wave of attention to QU’s shoddy… Read more

  • Greg in ‘The Huffington Post’ on ‘A Tale of Two Universities’

    October 31, 2008

    FIRE President Greg Lukianoff has a new post at The Huffington Post comparing FIRE’s recent cases at the University of Oklahoma and Quinnipiac University. Greg begins his comparison by mentioning our recent victory at the University of Oklahoma, where the college president recently rescinded a campus-wide ban on political emails. Greg explains that "it is… Read more

  • A Tale of Two Universities

    October 31, 2008

    Earlier this month, I posted about the crazy trend on college campus to ban political speech by students and faculty during this exciting election cycle. Since the fall semester kicked off, colleges across the country have banned everything from window signs to bumper stickers, squelching all political expression on campus in a misguided attempt to… Read more

  • ‘New York Times’ Criticizes Quinnipiac University’s Treatment of Student Press

    October 29, 2008

    Echoing FIRE’s press release, the editorial board of The New York Times criticizes Quinnipiac University’s treatment of its student press on its pages today. The whole editorial is well worth your time, but here’s a worthy excerpt: First, the university tried to stonewall student attempts to report stories by imposing a gag order on administrators,… Read more

  • Quinnipiac University Threatens Student Group with Expulsion for Associating with Off-Campus Newspaper

    October 29, 2008

    Today’s FIRE press release summarizes the poor state of freedom of the press at Quinnipiac University (QU), which threatened its student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with expulsion from campus if the group associates with The Quad News, an independent student newspaper formed in response to QU’s attacks on students’ press freedom, which… Read more

  • Quinnipiac University Threatens Student Group for Associating with Off-Campus Newspaper

    October 29, 2008

    NEW HAVEN, Conn., October 29, 2008—Quinnipiac University (QU) has threatened a student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with expulsion from campus if the group associates with The Quad News, an independent student newspaper formed in response to QU’s attacks on students’ press freedom. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is calling… Read more

  • Quinnipiac University Newspaper Editors Go Independent

    August 27, 2008

    Last academic year’s struggle between the editorial staff of the university-controlled Quinnipiac Chronicle and the Quinnipiac University (QU) administration has birthed a new independent paper, The Quad News. Once Chronicle editor-in-chief Jason Braff and his editorial staff announced their plans to form an independent, online publication, all twenty QU students who had applied for editorial… Read more

  • At Quinnipiac, Editors of Student Paper Resign Over Administration’s Takeover

    May 7, 2008

    Over the winter we reported on a rash of press censorship at universities across the country. One of the most troubling incidents occurred at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. As we stated at the time: Quinnipiac University, for its part, has defended its restrictive policy of preventing the Quinnipiac Chronicle from publishing any new stories or… Read more

  • Quinnipiac U. editors leave en masse to start independent Web outlet

    May 2, 2008

    The returning editor in chief, other returning editors and new applicants for editorial positions at Quinnipiac University’s student newspaper withdrew their applications en masse over the past week in protest of a new selection process that will allow the dean of students to select The Chronicle‘s editorial board. Jason Braff, who had planned to reapply… Read more

  • Free the Press in 2008

    December 31, 2007

    Freedom of the press remains endangered on U.S. college campuses. Even at public universities, where the school acts in the name of the government, student newspapers and their editors often face disciplinary action for exercising their constitutional rights. Two recent cases that come to mind arose at Colorado State University (CSU) and Central Connecticut State… Read more

  • Free speech, press battle at Quinnipiac U

    December 1, 2007

    The editor of The Chronicle at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut is locked in a battle with university administrators over student journalists’ First Amendment rights, according to an article in Sunday’s edition of The New York Times. Jason Braff, the 20-year-old editor of The Chronicle, has said the university administration threatened to fire him after he… Read more

  • Lahey: Student media hinders progress

    October 24, 2007

    President John Lahey expressed his displeasure with the current state of journalism last Wednesday at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. Lahey specifically mentioned his discontent with how outside media sources pick up stories from student media, especially The Chronicle. “So I guess the challenge for us now is how in today’s world we can… Read more