October 1, 2020
In our first WDWK episode “EXTRA,” we explored how many public universities unconstitutionally gag student residents assistants from speaking to the media without first getting permission.
A new example of that emerged this week at Cal Poly, where a floor of a residence hall was put into quarantine just three days into the semester. ‘
The News was broken by the Cal Poly student media organization, Mustang News.
Reporter Omar Rashad writes that he spoke to resident assistants, but that RAs asked to stay anonymous “since speaking with the media violates their contracts and they said they feared retaliation from the university.”