You may have noticed that The Chevron disappeared on Tuesday. This is because Imprint removed our issues from their distribution racks. The Chevron was unaware that only Imprint sanctioned newspapers could be placed in the racks, and apologises for this error. Sadly, our colleagues at Imprint have been none too helpful in our efforts to correct our mistake. After the removal we were informed that we could arrange a time to retrieve our issues from the Imprint office. Attempts to make arrangements in a way that preserved our anonymity were subsequently ignored. Additionally, The Chevron asked for permission to use the distribution racks, and for the locations of freely available distribution racks. These requests were also left unanswered. This is very disappointing and, in my view, attempting to stifle any student publication runs contrary to Imprint's mission of providing journalistic experiences on campus.
This underhanded hostility is rather uncalled-for. Yes, we will be critical of Imprint. Yes, we expect them in turn to criticize us. What we will not do is de-publish our colleagues and make no effort to assist them in a regulation compliant re-distribution, and it is shameful that our official student newspaper behaves in such a despotic manner. I would like to remind Imprint of the wisdom of Edward R. Murrow: "We cannot make good news out of bad practice." Mr. Murrow was referring not only to his staff when he made this statement; he spoke for all of journalism. I sincerely hope that our colleagues at Imprint realize what a childish practice the brick wall they have shown us is.
by Orson Wells, Editor in Chief