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December, 2008

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

System to Listen for Gunfire at Johns Hopkins University

College Security Tighter, but Is It Enough?

Hope College Norovirus Case Teaches Lesson to Other Area Schools

University of Pittsburgh Campaign Helps Students With Depression

Educators: Punishment Won't Fix Binge Drinking

'Drunk Goggles' Deliver Message

D.C. Colleges Try to Contain Inauguration Gouging

A Wealth of Data, and Nobody In Charge

RIAA Win: Tennessee to Police Campus Networks

Law Professor Fires Back at Song-Swapping Lawsuits

Tennessee to Police Campus Network

Your Electronic Data May Be at Risk

Data on More than 330,000 Patients Exposed at U. of Florida's Dental School

Clients' Data Missing, Harvard Law Warns

Campus Security

System to Listen for Gunfire at Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University is one of the first U.S. colleges to install gunfire sensors around its campus, which will allow police to identify the location of shootings instantly. As part of the university's adoption... | Read more >
College Security Tighter, but Is It Enough?
In the aftermath of several fatal shootings on U.S. college campuses, college officials have increased police security, installed brighter lights and observation towers, participated in security summits, and implemented other... | Read more >
Hope College Norovirus Case Teaches Lesson to Other Area Schools
Hope College in Holland, Mich. reopened on November 12, nearly a week after a norovirus outbreak forced the school to close. Area college officials say they have taken precautions against the highly contagious virus, reminding... | Read more >
University of Pittsburgh Campaign Helps Students With Depression
Recognizing that about one in four people experiences depression by age 25, the University of Pittsburgh has organized volunteer students, faculty, and staff to raise awareness of depression symptoms and local resources. The... | Read more >
Educators: Punishment Won't Fix Binge Drinking
College administrators and campus police from around New Jersey told a state senate committee on Nov. 17 that education is the best tool against binge drinking. Administrators of New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology and... | Read more >
'Drunk Goggles' Deliver Message
As part of the university-organized activities at Louisiana's Southern University during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, students were outfitted with "drunk goggles" that blurred their vision and threw off their... | Read more >
D.C. Colleges Try to Contain Inauguration Gouging
The relaxation of city regulations by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty makes it easier for residents to rent their homes to the many celebrants who will come flooding into the nation's capital for inauguration, but George... | Read more >

Cyber Security

A Wealth of Data, and Nobody In Charge
Many corporations have added chief privacy officers (CPOs) to take charge of guarding sensitive data, but few colleges and universities have done so despite the enormous amounts of sensitive personal data they have on file. The... | Read more >
RIAA Win: Tennessee to Police Campus Networks
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into law a bill that will compel universities in the state to invest in campus network anti-piracy technologies should they receive a certain number of notices that their students are... | Read more >
Tennessee to Police Campus Network
Law Professor Fires Back at Song-Swapping Lawsuits
Coming to the defense of a Boston University graduate student caught up by a music-industry lawsuit over file sharing, noted Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson is making a constitutional argument against the Digital... | Read more >
Tennessee to Police Campus Network
Coming to the defense of a Boston University graduate student caught up by a music-industry lawsuit over file sharing, noted Harvard Law School Professor Charles Nesson is making a constitutional argument against the Digital... | Read more >
Your Electronic Data May Be at Risk
Despite the efforts that university IT departments have put into data security on their core systems, the huge number of people using university networks continues to pose threats to online security and privacy. This can include... | Read more >
Data on More than 330,000 Patients Exposed at U. of Florida's Dental School
A server at the University of Florida's College of Dentistry was illegally accessed, potentially exposing the names and Social Security numbers of more than 330,000 current and former patients at the school. It is possible the... | Read more >
Clients' Data Missing, Harvard Law Warns
Harvard Law School has announced that a computer tape containing the Social Security numbers, addresses, and financial information of thousands of current and former clients of its legal services center in Jamaica Plain, Mass.,... | Read more >
 
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