University of Wisconsin – Superior
Speech Code Rating
- At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
University of Wisconsin – Superior: Complaint Over Student Newspaper’s April Fools’ Day Edition Leads to Formal Investigation
May 5, 2016
At the University of Wisconsin – Superior, a formal investigation was launched into the student newspaper the Promethean’s 2016 April Fools’ Day edition days after its publication, in response to a graduate student’s complaint that the newspaper’s articles were offensive and not clearly labeled as satirical.
March 13, 2009
FIRE successfully persuaded the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents to affirm due process rights for students, including the option of a hearing before a committee including student peers, attorney representation in the case of serious allegations, and both e-mail and paper notification of proceedings. The Board had proposed changes to the State Administrative Code… Read more
April 27, 2016
Last week, FIRE wrote a letter to the University of Wisconsin – Superior (UWS) demanding that administrators drop their investigation into the April Fools’ edition of the campus’ student newspaper, the Promethean. On Friday, UWS did precisely that. The Duluth News-Tribune reports: The University of Wisconsin-Superior has closed an investigation into its student newspaper’s April… Read more
University of Wisconsin – Superior Conducting ‘Investigation’ Into Student Newspaper’s April Fools’ Edition
April 21, 2016
At college newspapers across the country, there’s an annual tradition of publishing an irreverent, often-satirical edition on April Fools’ Day. And, almost every year, a college launches an investigation, or a student government freezes funding, as a result. While schools typically back off these censorship attempts under pressure from groups like FIRE, there always seems… Read more
February 5, 2007
The University of Wisconsin has finally acknowledged its constitutional obligation to uphold the religious liberty of its students. Last December, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents passed a new policy binding on all institutions within the University of Wisconsin System that allows religious student groups to choose their members based on their beliefs. That… Read more