Saturday, July 16, 2011

News Items on Higher Education and Social Networking

This was sent from our Board of Regents office.

Court Backs Right of University to Discipline for Facebook Comments

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the right of the University of Minnesota to discipline a student in a mortuary sciences program who posted jokes about a cadaver on a Facebook page, Minnesota Public Radioreported. The student argued that the First Amendment protects the posts, but the appeals court found that the university could take action if it could "reasonably conclude" that the Facebook postings would "materially and substantially disrupt the work and discipline of the school."

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