Harding University defends decision to block website
The Bison, the student newspaper at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., reports:
In chapel Thursday morning, President David B. Burks defended Harding University’s decision to censor an underground student website, citing his personal feelings and a formal statement by the university.
Harding came under scrutiny by several blogs and social media sites Wednesday afternoon after deciding to block the website, HUQueerPress.com.
The e-zine, which was also distributed to several students in the dormitories in the form of a pamphlet, detailed the anonymous experiences of gay and lesbian students at Harding.
HUQueerPress.com was blocked at about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The site included testimonials from current and former students, some of which included explicit sexual detail and offensive language.
Read the full story by Bison editor in chief Sarah J. Kyle.
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