BECAUSE I’VE GROWN CYNICAL, I ASSUME THAT DUKE’S CONCERN FOR PRIVACY MEANS THE STUDENT ISN’T A WHITE FRATERNITY MEMBER: Duke Student Admitted To Hanging Noose In Tree, Duke Won’t Release Any Information. “School officials believe federal education laws protecting information about students and their grades prevent the school from describing the culprit’s gender, race or whether the student had been in trouble in the past, Schoenfeld said.”

Uh huh. Plus this: “He said state and federal law enforcement officials are also considering whether the student should face criminal charges.” What crime, exactly, would be involved here?