UPDATE (1:40 p.m.) ECU officials say they will issue a statement expected at 4 p.m. today discussing the university's record and its responsibilities in regard to the First Amendment and the East Carolinian, its student-run newspaper.
ORIGINAL STORY: National advocacy organizations are challenging East Carolina University’s decision to fire the adviser of the student newspaper.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education sent a letter to Chancellor Steve Ballard on Friday asking the university to reinstate Paul Isom, who was fired Wednesday from his position as student media adviser.
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