There's a bit of brouhaha over at Gustavus Adolphus College over the printing of an article, and the outrage that followed.
Here's the gist: Gustavus has an unofficial tradition called "case day," in which participants attempt to consume an entire case of beer in 24 hours. Ill advised? Of course. Bad PR for the college? Perhaps. But it is what it is, and Gustavus remains a top school in spite of it.
The Gustavian Weekly, the campus' student newspaper, ran a feature on the tradition that included comments from various folks on and off campus who had something to say about it. And after it was published, student Mary Cunningham (and others, apparently) removed a bunch of papers because, it has been reported, they didn't want visiting prospective students and their families to get the wrong idea about Gustavus.
Minnesota State University's student newspaper, which sent a reporter to cover a hearing on the matter at The Weekly's request, ran this editorial denouncing Cunningham's actions and calling her out on this bit of irony: Cunningham, a standout debater whose speeches have espoused the merits of free speech, has apparently censored a newspaper that published something that offended her, according to Reporter's editorial.
Interesting stuff, to be sure. I'll be contacting the major parties involved in this and will hopefully get to the bottom of it all. Check the Freep's print edition for a full report in the next few days.
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