Crime under wraps

Although federal law permits the disclosure of records of the outcome of disciplinary proceedings when a student is found responsible for behavior that would constitute a violent crimes or a nonforcible sex offense, many college say they would rather maintain the students’ confidentiality. Others said they were either compelled or restricted from releasing the records under state law, but many of those schools were in agreement over their concern for students’ privacy.

Taking the high road

When administrators at Upland High School in California instituted prior review of the annual student-run literary magazine, adviser Alan Berman said he stepped down from his position in protest.