Dismissed for Depression

More colleges are suspending students who appear to be suicidal

On October 27, 2004, Jordan Nott lay awake in his dorm room at George Washington University. He was thinking about his close friend Hasan Hussain, a fellow student who had committed suicide the previous April.

The two friends had laughed at the same jokes, enjoyed the same movies, and shared a fondness for Frisbee games. But Mr. Nott says he had not known Mr. Hussain was troubled before he leaped from his