CNU relaxes policy on protests and demonstrations

Posted at 10:19 PM, Sep 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-26 22:19:25-04

After an uproar at Christopher Newport University over its demonstration policy, the school has decided to make changes, relaxing its policy on protests and demonstrations.

The Daily Press reports that students now must give 24-hours notice before holding a demonstration on campus.

And the school will allow additional locations where on-campus protests can be held.

The school previously had a "10-business day notice policy" in place that prevented students from protesting at a recent rally by Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan at the university.

The school would not grant an exception to the ten-day notice rule, even though students were not told of the visit until one day before.