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(from the Badger Herald 3/1/95)
"...email facilities of the university are to be used primarily
for purposes of fulfilling the university's mission of teaching,
research, and public service. Email is not provided as a medium of
expression unrelated to the academic programs or operations
of the University...violations that are brought to the
division's attention will be handled through
existing disicplinary, grievance, and hearing procedures."
Now that that's done, send me
ACLU Freedom Network
- First of all the word preliminary opens up a VERY large loophole
that should allow ANY use of email to not be a violation. Even if it is, the
burden of proof should be on the administration, and as such my fellow students
and I should have an easy enough time to convince them of our proper intentions.
- As I told a friend (who was in London at the time) after reading this,
in the strictest sense, doen't ALL email teach? It conveys information of some sort
that the receiver has probably not known about previously. Since it is passed along
freely (and free :) that would appear to meet the definition of a public
- "Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of...expression"
These word come from the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Later the
Constitution goes on to say something like 'whatever powers that the Federal
Government does not have are reserved to the Union of States'. Does that mean
that although CONGRESS can not make a law, the University of Wisconsin can?
I think not. It is still, by definition, UN-Constitutional.
- The word 'University' should be capitalized if it refers to a
specific one, but not if it is used generally. Either the original writers
of the policy (sorry Policy) screwed up, or else the people at the Herald
did. (by the way, ever notice that 'policy' is almost 'police-y'?)
- Assuming that the division they are refering to is located
here in the Computer Science (and Statistics :) building, does that mean
it is illegal for me to be notified be email when our
hockey team plays next?
(Perhaps here at the UW, hockey is considered an 'academic program')
- I find it rather interesting that sometime in the past our fine
University Regents created procedures that would still apply to the current
day use of email for non-academic purposes. As such, if you
send email to me, I will gladly mail
when a highly non-academic party (Devils Day) will happen.
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