The proposal, the second to be rejected, would have covered how the Standing Rock Tribe, which led the protests, was discussed on social media.
A university spokesman said the move to take action against Jaren Stewart began before he started protesting in solidarity with athletes who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
An administrator killed himself after two colleagues complained about his actions on a boozy work trip. His widow says the college is complicit in his death.
The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.
The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.