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editorial | RIGHTS ON CAMPUS

Free press at Bridgewater

A brave young woman stood on the Bridgewater State University campus and, using a bullhorn, told her story of being raped. She was identified by name to about 200 fellow students who attended a “Take Back the Night” rally.

The woman — who was also identified by name in a Facebook announcement about the event — was subsequently named in a story in The Comment, the Bridgewater State student newspaper. The article prompted protests from students and a request from Dana Mohler-Faria, the university president, that the newspaper take down the online version of the story. Mary Polleys, The Comment’s editor, refused to do so.

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