Thursday, November 06, 2008

Did You Know that Big Brother's Name is Graham?

Today in his blog over at Chronicle of Higher Education, Graham reveals that,

Each year I [Spanier] get a summary (with names removed, of course) of the most frequently prescribed medications being given to our students. One can learn a lot about health trends this way.

Visiting the bookstore to learn what Penn State gear is popular, what students are reading, and what they are buying for fun.

Monitoring student prescription, in particular,  is authoritarian in the extreme. There should be an outcry from civil libertarians. Imagine if he were monitoring internet traffic patterns in and out of dorms.

The ACLU should be looking into this and other possible violations of student privacy he may engage in.

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