Two U.S. college students die in hazing-related incidents leaving the public with plenty of unanswered questions

Despite the pandemic and social distancing restrictions, two U.S. college students died this semester in hazing-related incidents that have left the public with plenty of unanswered questions. In Season 1, Episode 4 of Why Don’t We Know, we looked at how misconduct within Greek life is often handled secretly at universities,

April 24th, 2021|

Frostburg State doesn’t want negative COVID19 press, so it’s silencing resident assistance, according to student news

Yet another public university is trying to silence students who work in campus housing from speaking out about their university's handling of COVID-19 cases, even though both students and public employees have substantial First Amendment protection to speak about issues of public concern. The Bottom Line, the student newspaper at Frostburg State University,

November 16th, 2020|

North Carolina U’s contradict themselves on open searches

In episode six, The Portal, we mentioned that North Carolina State's current chancellor, Randy Woodsen, was chosen in a secret search. This is true of all North Carolina public university chancellors. Universities there have interpreted an open records law exemption related to public employee personal records to mean that

September 16th, 2020|

EXTRA: When speech isn’t free, but it should be

As students return to campus amidst a global pandemic, news stories are popping up, citing the concerns of resident assistants in dormitories about how some universities are handling safety. Almost all of the concerns are from RAs who are speaking anonymously, and almost all of the stories cite policies

September 7th, 2020|