New security disclosure rules require administrators to report campus crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education in November will require college and university administrators -- not just campus police or security officers -- to report offenses revealed to them in their institutions' annual campus crime statistics.

The DOE said this new reporting requirement reflects "the reality that on college campuses, officials who are not police officials ... nevertheless are responsible for students' or campus security."

Under the new regulations, campus administrators with "significant responsibility for student and campus activities" will have to publicly report campus crime statistics for incidents known to them.

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Students fight for free press

NEW YORK -- The student newspaper at Freeport High School won a fight to retain the free-press guidelines it has operated under for 30 years in November.

After The New York Times published a commentary criticizing the school board's attempt to establish administrative control over the newspaper and a camera crew from the Freedom Forum showed up at one of their meetings, the school board relented and decided to drop its efforts to eliminate the free-press guidelines.