University says Rolla Student Newspaper Can Sue

1 decade 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 21 2007 Feb 21, 2007 Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:06:55 PM CST February 21, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri system has rejected a demand from a student newspaper in Rolla to restore budget cuts to the newspaper. Last week, the Missouri Miner staff at the Rolla campus said it would sue the university system over $12,500 in budget cuts. The paper claimed the cuts were in retaliation for articles critical of the school. A university lawyer said the students did not appear to have any proof for their claims. The Miner received $39,500 for the 2006-07 school year but will receive $27,000 next year. A letter from the school says more than 40% of the 19 student groups that submitted budget requests will get less money next school year than they did this school year.

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