Find the Cost of Freedom

October 3, 2008

Think of it as a divorce made in heaven.

The weekly student newspaper of Monclair University, which earlier this year found its funding cut by the student government for transparently political reasons, has officially severed ties with the Student Governing Association and will go on as a private, non-profit company supported by a per-semester student fee.

The university president oversaw the parting of the ways between the SGA and The Montclarion, the scrappy student weekly that incurred the wrath of the little lordlings when it hired a lawyer as part of its ongoing campaign against what it called the SGA’s penchant for closed-door meetings. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Society of Professional Journalists and other press advocacy groups denounced the funding cut, and the SGA quickly restored the monies. The fall semester finds the newly independent student paper with upgraded equipment and spiffy new digs. See for yourself in this video tour produced with Baristanet.

Congratulations to the Montclarion staff, and best of luck.

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