CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A conservative organization that helped start a new student newspaper at West Virginia University claims a biased school librarian confiscated a stack of the papers earlier this month for political reasons.
The Wise Library employee took 250 copies of the Oct. 14 issue of the Mountaineer Jeffersonian even though the group had permission to distribute them, according to a press release from the Leadership Institute.
WVU spokeswoman Janey Cink said Thursday that the librarian took the papers because the student group hadn’t provided a rack to contain them. She added that library staff thought the issue had been resolved.
“The university certainly welcomes different opinions and wants different student voices to be heard,” Cink said. “If there’s any misunderstanding, that’s unfortunate.” West Virginia Gazette.