The College Fix thecollegefix.com 22 Dec, 2020 17:45 am

Frostburg State’s explanation for threatening student journalist after unflattering coverage doesn’t make sense

Frostburg State’s explanation for threatening student journalist after unflattering coverage doesn’t make sense
Video that supposedly backs up harassment charge actually exonerates her.

p p Video that supposedly backs up harassment charge actually exonerates her In February we told you about Frostburg State University’s unconstitutional policy banning “offensive” language on flyers posted in residence halls.The taxpayer-funded institution seems to have a recurring problem with things that happen in residence halls, at least when they get noticed outside its far western corner of Maryland.Cassie Conklin (above) also wrote about criticism of FSU’s handling of COVID-19 in residence halls, and her story was picked up three weeks later by The Baltimore Sun .The student journalist had written a story about the demonstrations before the residence hall story: The university said they had video evidence to prove the allegations (the video actually proves Conklin’s innocence), and directed the newspaper to investigate and punish Conklin.

The university accused Conklin of having harassed a staffer by slipping notes under her door during a protest, something video evidence demonstrated Conklin did not do.) Second, the university also insinuated that it felt compelled to share the “events” — which, again, were easily disproved by video evidence — with the student newspaper.

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