- West Liberty University instructor Stephanie Wolfe assigned students to keep a "politics journal," recording their reactions to various articles from news sources such as The Economist, BBC, CNN and The Huffington Post.
- She specified, however, that the only two sources that students could not use were The Onion and Fox News, the latter of which earned her scrutiny after students shared the assignment with parents, who in turn called the university and local reporters.
- In an interview Thursday, President Robin Capehart said that Wolfe's ban on Fox News was inappropriate, that he would have felt the same way about telling students not to use MSNBC and that Wolfe had since realized her mistake and allowed students to quote from that source.
From the article:
Students in a political science class at West Liberty University were given an assignment recently to keep a "politics journal" in which they would record their reactions to various articles they had selected. The instructor at the West Virginia public institution included some possible news sources, such as The Economist, BBC, CNN and The Huffington Post. But the instructor also specified that two sources could not be used. ...