Monday, April 18, 2005

Big Brother Meets Sorority Life

The latest in a series of proposed measures that seem to take a page out of Orwell's book, this NPR story reports on the potential creation of a database of college students as a way to gather information about universities: "Proposed Database of College Students Raises Concerns". While the idea of an active database that links information about everything from your race to your major is chilling, there's got to be something like it already in existence. Additionally, if they would admit that one reason for the system is to track potential terrorist threats, the proposal, while still objectionable, would at least be less deceitful.

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