Va. Tech paper’s online comments disrupt funding

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February 14, 2010

12:16 AM

According to an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Tech’s non-profit, student newspaper, the Collegiate Times, may lose funding over its liberal online commenting policy.

Tech’s Commission on Student Affairs wishes to dissolve their contract with the non-profit company that oversees Tech’s student media, and is threatening to cut the paper’s access to advertising.

Tech’s Vice President for Student Affairs Edward Spencer said the Collegiate Times policy has allowed its website to become “a big graffiti wall” for comments that can be “very racist, sexist, xenophobic and alarmist.”

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