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Naming of rape victim leads to dispute at Bridgewater State

Editor of student paper, university president at odds; faculty adviser says he won’t resign

BRIDGEWATER - A college newspaper that printed the name of a rape victim who spoke at a recent rally against sexual violence has caused an angry backlash on campus here and touched off controversy over the administration’s response.

On Friday, the editor of the Bridgewater State University student newspaper remained adamant that she will resist growing calls to remove the online version of the article, while the paper’s faculty adviser contested his apparent ouster.

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