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C. L. Lindsay, Director of CO-STAR, speaks at University of the Cumberlands


Lindsay addressed students at University of the Cumberlands about online safety issues ranging from plagiarism to downloading movies.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — C.L. Lindsay, executive director of the Coalition for Student and Academic Rights (CO-STAR), addressed the students and faculty of University of the Cumberlands (UC) on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at Convocation in the O. Wayne Rollins Center, as well as Tuesday night in the Gatliff Chapel.

Lindsay’s address at convocation concerned online safety for students including online plagiarism and privacy. Tuesday night Lindsay spoke about illegal downloading of music and movies online. Lindsay said the most important thing for students to remember is, “If you wouldn’t do it offline, don’t do it online.”

Deborah Wilkerson, a freshman at UC, said, “He was funny, but gave out important information. We don’t realize that what we post online isn’t private and I’m sure some people are rethinking things they have posted after this.”

Recognized across the nation as an expert in the field of student rights and academic freedom, Lindsay has built CO-STAR into a national student rights organization that helps thousands of college students with their legal problems, free of charge, each year.

Lindsay has written several books and a number of articles on the rights of students and has appeared on national television and radio and has been featured in countless regional and national publications. When not lecturing, Lindsay teaches courses in Law and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Kayla Petit, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant