Fairfield University: Harassment Charge and Funding Threat Against Student Newspaper
- "Letter to FIRE from Thomas C. Pellegrino, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students," December 15, 2009
- "Letter to Fairfield University Student Association from Thomas C. Pellegrino, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students," December 7, 2009
- "FIRE letter to Fairfield U. President Jeffrey P. von Arx," December 4, 2009
- "Harassment Charges Against Fairfield University Student Paper Dropped, But Questions Remain about Freedom of Student Press," by Peter Bonilla, December 11, 2009: The controversy following the publication of a satirical column in the Fairfield University student newspaper The Mirror has come to an end now that harassment charges against the paper have been dropped following mediation between The Mirror and four Fairfield students. FIRE is pleased that the charges have been dropped, but the complaining students have set a troubling precedent by using harassment charges to force dialogue with The Mirror. In addition, the paper has ended the long-running "He Said/She Said" column series as part of the mediation agreement and appears to have foreclosed the possibility of similar satirical columns in the future. FIRE will continue to monitor the freedom of Fairfield University's student press.