Collegiate Press Roundup 9-2-10

Glenn Ricketts

We present our regular sampling of student journalists and editors, who are gearing up for the new academic year.  As most collegiate papers resume regular publication, they weigh in this week on handling miscreant faculty research, President Obama’s Iraq speech, the need to enforce anti-smoking policies and the inadequate media coverage of floods in Pakistan.

  1. The editors of the Harvard Crimson indicate their approval for the university’s handling of a professor found guilty of scientific misconduct.

  2. At the University of Virginia, the editorial page of the Cavalier Daily takes note of a new parental notification policies for  student alcoholic infractions at GMU and Virginia Tech, and offers suggestions for avoiding the same on their own campus.

  3. One columnist for the Brown Daily Herald welcomes incoming freshmen and urges them to socialize in person, rather than through their Facebook pages.

  4. Despite what his predecessors may have done, a staffer for the Daily Texan thinks it’s wrong for Texas governor Rick Perry to stack the UT system’s Board of Regents with hefty campaign contributors.

  5. As the new academic year commences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the student government  describes its mission and purpose in the Badger Herald.

  6. The editors of the Oklahoma Daily are glad that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq, but think that President Obama’s speech Tuesday evening didn’t reflect reality.

  7. At Penn State’s University Park campus, the editors of The Daily Collegian think students should steer clear of new website that promises financial rewards for good grades.

  8. The monumental proportions of Pakistan’s flooding disaster are receiving woefully insufficient media coverage in the U.S., in the editorial view of the Dakota Student.

  9. After a summer internship in the Big Easy, a Yale Daily News reporter reflects on the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina and the future of New Orleans.

  10. The editors of the Florida Independent Alligator take stock of public school students’ limited free speech rights, and note that they don’t pay much attention to South Dakota.

  11. In view of increasing public hostility to Islam, the editors of the Emory Wheel urge their university to respond by promoting tolerance and inclusiveness, by showcasing the best that Islamic culture has to offer.

  12. At the University of Central Arkansas, the editorial page staff of The Echo hope that the school’s administration will put some teeth into its new antismoking policy.

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