A crisis in campus crime reporting

According to a long-awaited report released by the Department of Education to Congress, only 40 percent of postsecondary institutions that are required by law to compile and report statistics of crime on their campuses said they follow federal guidelines in defining campus crimes.

D.O.E. criticized for compliance failure

A report issued by the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) in March criticized the U.S. Department of Education for its failure to monitor institutional compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1991, a federal law that requires schools to compile and distribute an annual statistical report on campus crime.

SPLC director to teach press law workshops for high school advisers

SPLC Executive Director Mark Goodman will be teaching two college-credit classes on press law for high school publication advisers and journalism teachers this summer. The courses are intended for those active or prospective advisers who want to learn more about media law as it relates to high school publications and who are interested in receiving graduate credit for state certification or school advancement purposes.

Congress introduces free speech law

As single-sex organizations such as fraternities and sororities become increasingly unpopular on politically correct campuses, some universities have been taking measures to restrict students' rights to free association by suspending students and withholding federal grants and loans.