ULM Hawkeye Flap Finally Makes ‘Real’ News

The ongoing controversy over the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s (ULM) student newspaper, The ULM Hawkeye, has made the pages of the “real” media today.

From The (Monroe) News-Star

The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s long-running student newspaper, The Hawkeye, will be moved back under the auspices of ULM’s department of communication at the conclusion of the current academic year in an effort to bolster enrollment in communication-related majors, a high-level university official said Wednesday.

ULM has hired a PhD candidate from LSU, Christopher Mapp, as the new faculty adviser for The Hawkeye.

The Hawkeye was involved in controversy earlier this spring after one of the paper’s former writers, Joseph Roberts, was fired shortly after writing an editorial on state budget cuts that was highly critical of ULM President James Cofer.

Roberts, who was in his second semester working for The Hawkeye, was fired by the paper’s editorial board shortly after the editorial appeared in print.

In an interview earlier this spring, a member of the paper’s student leadership said the decision to fire Roberts was not related to the content of the editorial critical of Cofer, and no administrators had any influence on Roberts’ firing.

All this had been reported nearly two months ago by Lincoln Parish News Online and Ouachita Parish News Online.

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2 Responses to “ULM Hawkeye Flap Finally Makes ‘Real’ News”

  1. Pogue Likely Permanent GSU President « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] also asked Moffett about the controversy earlier this year at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) and the student newspaper The Hawkeye. One of the […]

  2. Mr. Roberts IS NOT Dead « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] Last we heard of Joseph Roberts was when he was muzzled and summarily dismissed from The (ULM) Hawkeye, the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) student newspaper. See here news stories from last spring about the flap. Mister Roberts – Right Here at ULM? ULM Hawkeye Flap Finally Makes ‘Real’ News […]

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