"It shouldn’t be a battle to send a journalist to cover what’s happening at our public university," State News Editor-in-Chief Morgan Womack wrote.
MSU's entire response will be evaluated, including action by law enforcement, university operations, support and communication.
In an email to The State News, Deng said he was falsely accused of criminal sexual conduct "based on lies and revenge from an individual with whom (he) sought to end a platonic relationship."
Starting March 13, buildings that will be affected by this new policy are the same buildings currently locked from 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Most buildings on campus follow this rule.
Deputy spokesperson Dan Olsen said the widespread protection of the individuals who have already been vaccinated, plus new boosters and treatment options, eliminated the need for a campus-wide mandate.