The two student journalists who exposed insecurities in the University computer network are facing a police investigation into their activities in obtaining the story. Proctors of the University have told the Deputy Editor and Sports Editor of The Oxford Student, Patrick Foster and Roger Waite, that a police investigation has been initiated at their request, although the journalists have yet to be contacted themselves by Thames Valley Police. In the article, published on Thursday 27 May, Foster and Waite (the named authors of the piece) admit that the methods used to highlight the lack of security “fall foul of both the law and OUCS guidelines”. The Computer Misuse Act 1990, which prevents the use of computers to access personal information such as passwords, and private conversations, carries a custodial sentence of up to six months. Senior sources at The OxStu have informed Cherwell that the Proctors became aware of the article even before it went to press. “A lot of college IT officers were contacted,” they said, “and one of those must have passed on the details of the article. Once the Proctors had contacted us, we passed full details of the article to them straight away.” Within a matter of hours of receiving this information Foster had his Webmail account withdrawn and it is believed the contents are being investigated. Waite’s was removed on Tuesday. This is a matter of some concern for the students, who both have exams at the end of term. Foster has also been denied Ethernet connection to his room at Keble College. The University and their respective colleges are yet to take any action beyond this, although Foster, already on full academic probation, has expressed public fear that he may face a “three-term rustication”. It is unclear how much detail OUSU, the publishers of The OxStu, knew of the matter before they went to press. But our source was adamant that “other than the journalists concerned, neither OUSU, its employees or Editor Mary Morgan knew anything about it until the day of publication.” Waite and Foster, in a statement issued to Cherwell, stood “100 per cent” behind the story. “We are both aware that we consciously breached the law, University statutes and college regulations through our actions. However we feel we were justified in doing so to bring to the attention of the University and its students the very real dangers posed by network insecurities. “We are co-operating fully with the inquiries of the Proctors and our respective colleges. We have nothing to hide, and are both looking forward to meeting the Senior Proctor to make our respective cases.”ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004
MEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photoNo. 14 for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team has been a staple in the lineup for the last four years. Senior Ashley Josephson started 16 games as a freshman, setting a Wisconsin freshman record hitting 47 percent from 3-point land. That was a sign of things to come as her sophomore campaign proved to be even better as she led the team in scoring at 12.3 points per game.She once again led the Badgers in 3-point shooting, hitting 41 percent and managed to grab 3.6 rebounds at the two-guard position. Teams may have been caught off guard by her ability to shoot it from deep because it was not something the 5-foot-8 guard was known for.”I did not even come into college as a 3-point shooter or anything, so it’s kind of ironic that I got that, or that I have [the record] so far because I wasn’t really known as a shooter or anything, so it’s kind of cool,” Josephson said.Now, as her senior year comes to a close, she is in a familiar spot — leading the team in 3-point shooting and, with just three conference games left, she is still the all-time leading 3-point shooter in Wisconsin history at 39.3 percent for her career.But the Onalaska, Wis., native had envisioned a better year as far as wins and losses. Wisconsin has struggled this year in close games and when they have had teams on the ropes, they have been unable to finish them off.”Yeah, us seniors have had close games throughout our whole careers and its just very frustrating to us,” Josephson said. “Especially our last game when we had a 14-point lead and just giving it up at the end of the game. But we’ve done a good job of keeping together and staying confident and just helping each other out when we’re down. I mean, we’re always there for each other even when we are going through the hard times.”The team currently stands at 9-16 overall but just 3-10 in Big Ten conference play. Josephson, one of four senior captains, knows she must keep her team together for them to have any chance of success.That starts with teaching a young team how to compose themselves as students first.”All of the seniors want to show [the underclassmen] that you need to be good student and you need to get the job done outside of basketball first before you can play on the court,” Josephson said. “What we try to do is be good role models for them.”The four seniors have tried to install the foundation for a winning tradition in Madison and hope that is a legacy they can leave.”I just want our seniors to be able to help out with rebuilding this program,” Josephson said. “So we’re on the right step to a winning program. That’s what our goal was this season was to start that run and start that upper shift in the program.”Josephson has spent the last three years with head coach Lisa Stone, but actually had contact with her before she even came to Wisconsin. “The funny thing is [Stone] recruited me to go to Drake when she was there and then I committed here to Wisconsin,” Stone said. “And then the next year she came here, so that was kind of ironic. It’s been fun and it’s been interesting having two different coaches within a college career. So you see one type of coaching and then another and it was a complete opposite, pretty much.”But before she passes the torch on to the underclassmen she still feels there is unfinished business to tend to.”We still have three home games and the Big Ten Tournament, so we’re still trying to hope for all wins,” Josephson said. “We just want to do the best we can and play hard every game and go out there and compete. I think our team is carrying a swagger now and like Coach Stone said.””We’re a team that nobody really wants to play,” Stone said. “They know they are going to get a game and get a good game against us because we are going to work hard and play as hard as we can for 40 minutes.”Josephson’s last home game will come in 11 days and she knows that will come up quickly. “Senior night is always an emotional night and I’m sure we will all shed some tears and things,” she said. “But you just have to put that behind you during the game … after the game there will be lots of tears I’m sure because we’ve played basketball for our whole lives and now it’s time to say goodbye.”But with those three conference games and the Big Ten Tournament still to play, Josephson hopes to delay that goodbye as long as possible.
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