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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Three Students Sue Profs For Defamation

Three students are suing two Montana State University profs over a painting that the trio claims depicts them as "weasels".  The artist created the painting, called "Six Foolish Weasels and Two Puffed Up Suits" after his wife, an architecture professor, accused some of her students of cheating. Three of the students have taken offense, and have sued for defamation. To the artist, the issue is free speech, to the students it is libel and invasion of privacy. Read more here. The Chronicle of Higher Education has blogged the dispute here.

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