About 200 students and supporters protested yesterday against the Code of Student Conduct, according to The Daily Californian:

While administrators describe the student code of conduct as an educational process, student critics lament that the code, unlike legal proceedings, allows what they said are vague charges, unfairly delayed hearings and evidence against them that they said does not sufficiently establish guilt.

Students involved with the Nov. 20 Wheeler Hall occupation, the protests during the Nov. 18-20 meeting of the UC Board of Regents and an “Open University” staged during finals last semester face charges and subsequent disciplinary actions — including seven-month suspensions — from the Office of Student Conduct.

Democracy Now reports that there could be more than 100 potential suspensions.

Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...