Santa Clara University leaders censor the school’s student newspaper

Photo: Anthony Moretti

Photo: Anthony Moretti

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that one dean didn’t like what the newspaper was about to report about him; and when he acted, a controversy erupted.

By censoring the article, administrators “prioritized their own interests at the expense of honoring the values of free speech and journalistic principles,” the students wrote. “We are not in the business of arbitrarily protecting reputations or controlling public perception. We present the facts as we find them and allow our readers to develop their own informed opinions.”

John Ottoboni, the lawyer, said he made the call to remove part of the story because “the potential for harm outweighed the benefit.” He declined to elaborate on the record because the issue involves an employee. But he said students “have to realize that compassion goes with this. And at what point do you do something that may cause irreparable harm?”

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