July 19, 2004



Emory Recycles adds third dropoff location

Emory Recycles has opened its third community dropoff location. The Shell Food Mart at the corner of Mason Mill and Clairmont roads joins the CVS in Emory Village and Whole Foods Market on La Vista and Briarcliff roads as recycling partners.

Recyclable material of all kinds--glass, paper, plastic, aluminum, etc.--can be dropped off at any of the three sites. Emory Recycles has installed new containers for recyclabled containers and bilingual signage.

For more information about Emory Recycles, please contact Claire Wall at 404-712-8921.

NetCom, ITD take steps to protect network

Network Communications (NetCom) and the Information Technology Division (ITD) are working together to improve security across Emory's network.

NetCom has implemented a network monitoring system to continually assess the performance of all Emory network components and automatically notifies and engineer if indications of a problem appear. The action has been taken in part to help defend against computer attacks that give users the impression that Emory's network is down.

ITD and NetCom also are implementing intrusion prevention systems and are looking into network registration software. ITD provides virus protection software to the entire University; and strongly suggests users keep operating systems up to date with patches and virus protection software.

NetCom will work with ITD to help enforce policies that prohibit the use of devices that provide for simultaneous access by more than one Ethernet device or that are network intrusive.

To protect Emory network users, ITD and NetCom reserve the right to disconnect any unauthorized equipment that appears to be causing harm to the network.