Seizure of Kansas student newspapers shone light on dispute
May 14, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal mediator is expected to hear arguments next month over a grievance stemming from a fray between administrators at Hutchinson Community College and student journalists and their suspended professor.
The dispute resulted in administrators cancelling media classes near the semester's end and briefly seizing an edition of The Hutchinson Collegian. The student paper contained a story critical of the administration.
Professor Alan Montgomery's alleges that the administration's actions interfere with contractually guaranteed provisions for academic freedom and invo...