East Carolina University on Tuesday said the termination of its student newspaper adviser was “correct and legal” after First Amendment groups criticized the move.
Officials released a statement in response to increasing calls from national free speech organizations to reinstate Paul Isom, who was fired on Jan. 4 from his position as student media adviser, two months after The East Carolinian printed photos of a streaker at a Nov. 5 football game.
“East Carolina University is concerned that a decision to change leadership in its director of student media role has been connected to a First Amendment issue without full knowledge of the facts at hand,” Virginia Hardy, vice chancellor for student affairs, said in the statement.
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