Robert Campbell has a long follow-up post
on the uses and abuses of campus email surveillance as reflected in the University of Southern Missisippi case
Although the policy is more starkly worded than most, it doesn't differ in essentials from those presently in force at other universities, or in the corporate world. It appears that under current law, a company-owned computer has the same status as a company-owner meat slicer or drill press. The same managers and administrators who would be prohibited from opening snail-mail sent or received by employees, or from listening to their telephone conversations without their permission, can legally read any employee's email whenever they feel like it.
And the president of USM has been happily reading all kinds of stuff, as Campbell explains. And he makes an excellent point here that it requires a faculty to stand up to Campbell.
Likewise, here at St. Cloud State, this president
is getting puff pieces to help keep his job. His biggest dream?
Roy Saigo loves St. Cloud State University and its hockey team.
The president of Minnesota's largest state university attends almost every game. So, when asked about his dream for the coming school year, his face lights up with a grin.
"We'll win the Frozen Four," he said.
What happens if we have to play North Dakota