Information Technology

Moving Away From Social Security Numbers

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Colleges -- following a year in which many colleges saw student databases hacked -- continue switch to randomly assigned identification numbers.

When Threats Are Like Spam

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At least seven universities have received e-mailed bomb scares -- all hoaxes -- and the FBI is investigating whether they're connected.

Facelifts for the Facebook Generation

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Universities are starting to boost their online presence with Web 2.0 approaches, from blogs to more video -- and soon, maybe even social networking.

Students' 'Evolving' Use of Technology

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Stop the presses: Today's college students are using more technology than ever.

Office Hours: Coming to a Computer Near You

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The days of coming in to see the professor aren't over, but some courses at traditional colleges are experimenting with virtual office hours and help in real time.

Stumbling Upon Secure Data

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Journalism adviser at Western Oregon University loses her job for how student newspaper staffers responded after finding file full of Social Security numbers -- on a public server.

For IT, More Risk and More Music

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Educause releases annual report on state of information technology.

Well, if They're Already Using It ...

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If recent history is any guide, students' online behavior is not only unpredictable, but it would be futile to try to change it.

A Challenge to the Recording Industry?

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Eyes were on Oregon last week after the state's attorney general filed a motion to quash subpoenas from the recording industry, arguing, among other reasons, that they violated students' privacy.

A Friendly Reminder

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The University of Michigan launched a service last week that automatically notifies students if they're uploading material to peer-to-peer networks.


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