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Theft of student newspaper sparks debate

Debate over free speech at issue
March 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
It seemed like a plot to keep people from knowing which Maryland college students were arrested in a police drug raid. About 1,000 copies of the Washington College student newspaper that named the students' names were stolen before they could be handed out on campus.

The issue's led to name-calling and a debate over free speech across the Maryland college.

The chairman of the school's Honor Board says publishing the names violates the college's honor code. He's calling on the paper's editor and others to apologize -- and to resign.

But the paper's editor-in-chief counters that the Honor Board chair is the one who should step down.

The missing material has since been republished and posted on the newspaper's Web site.

 

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