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U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce holds a hearing related to pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses

Universities Defend Deals With Protesters: ‘We Had To Get the Encampment Down’

A series of hearings by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce examined how colleges have responded to the protests and allegations of antisemitism.

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Defunding of Student Newspaper Violates First Amendment, Says Watchdog Group

An independent student newspaper lost its funding in a recent referendum vote, and the process violates the First Amendment, says Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Since The Daily Targumbroke free from Rutgers University in 1980, it has had to rely on funding from the student body, which votes every three years on whether to allocate student fees to fund the newspaper. In order to qualify for funding, at least 25 percent of the student body has to vote on the referendum. But following a two-year campaign by a right-leaning student group to deny funding for the student newspaper, for the first time in 39 years, voter turnout was too low to qualify the publication for funding.

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