Information Technology

Privacy Practices Get a Failing Grade

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Colleges are behind the curve when it comes to protecting their data from hackers and intrusive bureaucrats, speakers say.

Duke's Ever-Evolving iPod Initiative

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Given some of its recent publicity, this might not have been the best time for Duke University to announce that it was altering a highly popular student benefit. But Duke's plan to stop giving students free iPods through its path-setting Duke Digital Initiative and to instead lend them or sell them the devices for a highly subsidized $99 has even struck most students as a logical next step in the maturation of the educational technology program.

Locking Down Departmental Data

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Colleges crack down as latest round of cyberattacks show vulnerability of information stored outside central campus networks.

The Future of a Dinosaur

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Wireless technology and search engines are just two technologies that might be meteors from which the standard science textbook never recovers.


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Mac-using professors have been frustrated by compatibility problems when applying online for federal funds.

Networking, Not Politics

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Bloggers at InstaPundit, Daily Kos and Gawker chime in on a new study that explores what students do on the Internet.

So Much for Good Intentions

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Interpretation of telecommunications law forces Bowdoin to kill plan to offer free wireless to its off-campus neighbors.

Skype Skirmishes on Campus

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Campuses move to restrict popular Internet phone service, citing bandwidth concerns that students dispute.

Opening Up Online Learning

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Publishers and course management systems, often competitors, coalesce around common format for sharing digital material.

The State of Campus Computing

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Annual survey finds wireless is increasingly ubiquitous and security continues to keep IT officials up at night.


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