Black College Administrators Shut Down Student Newspaper

Administrators at Grambling State University, the historically black educational institution in Louisiana, halted publication of the student newspaper, The Gramblinite. The official reason for the shut-down was that the newspaper editors were guilty of plagiarism and had used poor grammar.

The paper was permitted to publish once again after student editors threatened a lawsuit claiming violation of their first amendment rights. Some students at Grambling believe the paper was shut down because it had frequently published stories criticizing management and charging corruption in the university’s administration.