Last month the student paper, the Harvard Crimson, did a report on anti-ICE protests and asked ICE for comment. This simple act of journalism set off a firestorm against the paper.

Now the student council has sided with the activists.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard Undergraduate Council votes against student newspaper for doing its job

Remember late last month when the Harvard University group Act on a Dream blasted the student paper, The Crimson, for daring to ask Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a comment regarding a campus controversy?

Act on a Dream had alleged The Crimson “endangers undocumented students on campus” and essentially “tips off” the agency by reaching out for a comment.

Now, The Crimson reports, the Harvard Undergraduate Council has passed a statement supporting Act on a Dream’s “concerns” about the paper, and offered proposals on making the paper’s reporting “more transparent.”

“The Undergraduate Council stands in solidarity with the concerns of Act on a Dream, undocumented students, and other marginalized individuals on campus,” the statement reads. “It is necessary for the Undergraduate Council to acknowledge the concerns raised by numerous groups and students on campus over the past few weeks and to recognize the validity of their expressed fear and feelings of unsafety.”

The vote to approve the statement was close: 15 to 13 with four abstentions.


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