A student newspaper at Fairfield University that came under fire last month after running a provocative column now faces harassment claims from four students, according to the Associated Press.
In the column, called “He Said: The walk of shame,” writer Chris Surette advocates engaging in one-night stands while characterizing the women in such arrangements as shameful. “Remember to be ruthless and have no shame,” he wrote.
University administrators want editors from the paper to stand before a student conduct board. The same board is reviewing the complaints from the students who say they “felt harassed and offended by the column,” according to the AP.
ACLU implores Nevada to let activist speak
The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter last week to the University of Nevada at Reno, encouraging the school’s president to allow a controversial anti-illegal immigration activist to be a panelist in a forum scheduled for Nov. 19, the Associated Press reports.
Some students and faculty at the university have voiced opposition to the panel’s inclusion of Jim Gilchrist, a co-founder of Minuteman Project — a civilian border control group — according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Rebecca Gasca, public advocate for the Nevada ACLU, told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Gilchrist’s controversial opinions should not interfere with his ability to speak at a university, saying, “disagreement can’t be a justification for censorship, especially in an educational forum.”
U. of Tennessee football players charged with attempted armed robbery
Three freshman University of Tennessee football players were arrested Thursday and charged with attempted armed robbery after police say they approached a parked car with a handgun and demanded money, only to leave empty-handed because none of the three victims had money in their wallet, according to the Associated Press.
The AP reported that Janzen Jackson, Mike Edwards and Nu’Keese Richardson, all 18, were accompanied in the robbery by Marie Montmarquet, 22.
According to the police report, the victims showed their moneyless wallets to the robbers. The victims correctly identified two of the football players as the robbers after police detained a vehicle matching their description, according to the AP.
First-year Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin refused to comment on the situation until more information surfaces, according to USA Today.