Apparently the new president of Holy Cross and the Board of Trustees are comfortable with dumbing things down, making it all stupid and excusable.
The previous Jesuit college president promises strict confidentiality and he and the college lawyer know what it means when it is promised.
Then it is okay to ignore it all. Confidentiality only when it is convenient or you want to continue respecting it.
Fr. Boroughs is presiding over it all being dumbed down. Even though the College of the Holy Cross has an employee handbook. And even though he knows what confidentiality means — but apparently does not care.