Collegiate Times Editor at Virginia Tech: Paper Does Not Support Anti-Muslim Advertisement

The Collegiate Times at Virginia Tech reached out to readers last night, explaining the paper does not support the content of a controversial advertisement published in its current summer print edition. The so-called FLAME ad, created and distributed by the non-profit organization Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME), is a wordy treatise pushing what many agree is an anti-Muslim agenda. In an online letter, CT editor-in-chief Michelle Sutherland confirmed that while staffers don’t agree with the ad’s “underlying message of cultural hatred,” the paper needs the money.

Breaking News: Gunman Loose at Virginia Tech, Police Officer Shot, Killed

A smattering of media reports and a ton of tweets are reporting a gunman is loose on the campus of Virginia Tech after fatally shooting a police officer. The Collegiate Times, VT’s student newspaper, has one brief report up on its website (as of 1:30 p.m. EST), describing the suspect “as a white male wearing gray sweatpants and a gray hat with a neon green brim, a maroon hoodie sweatshirt and a backpack.”

15 Newspapers That Belong on Princeton Review ‘Best’ List

The Princeton Review has released its annual listing of the biggest and best at colleges and universities nationwide. Along with rundowns of the top party schools, school athletic facilities, and student radio stations, the Review has named the best U.S. college newspapers.

Showdown at the Blacksburg Corral: Virginia Tech, The Collegiate Times, and Anonymous Online Comments, Part 3

The battle at Virginia Tech over the student newspaper’s allowance of anonymous online comments is far from over.  (Read past posts on this story here and here.)  The tactics now in play- an increasingly dubious blame game, pulled advertising, and, ironically, “professional mediation.” — The latest Roanoke Times report (please read, it will make your […]

Update: No Funding Cuts for Collegiate Times After All

First, the threats.  Next, the bad press.  Now, the retreat.  After a quick burst of mostly negative media attention nationwide and the specter of a brewing legal battle, Virginia Tech officials are backing down from their earlier call for funding cuts to the Collegiate Times student newspaper. — As the Roanoke Times reports, “Virginia Tech will […]

Virginia Tech May Cut Collegiate Times Funding Due to Paper’s Online Comments Policy (?!)

Administrators at Virginia Tech are threatening to cut the funding of The Collegiate Times student newspaper and other campus media due to their distaste for the paper’s allowance of anonymous comments following stories posted online. — As the Roanoke Times reports, the university’s Commission on Student Affairs is declaring that the paper’s failure to oversee and […]

Collegiate Times Posts Documents Related to Campus Shooting

In a move  reminiscent of professional newspapers’ handling of the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and The Starr Report, The Collegiate Times at Virginia Tech has posted online roughly 750 pages of what it is calling the “April 16 Documents” and what The Roanoke Times has labeled “shooting papers.”  Read Bryan Murley’s related post, including his mention […]