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.DRAWING HIS WAY TO FAME- 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S FINEST- 20 NEWS FEATURES · Ethics in the lab U. of Oregon's Mike Drummond de- tails debate between friends and foes of animal research. -Page 2 OPINIONS Politics vs. sports U. of Iowa's Keith Yellin criticizes American priorities which place SJJecta- tor sports above political activities. -Page 7 LIFE AND ART Married - with midterms I.U.P.'s Virginia Ross finds that non- traditional college students lead double lives and face challenges unfamiliar to average students. -Page 9 , DOLLARS AND SENSE Credit rejection U. of California, Berkeley's Irene Chang reports the protest of a credit card company's discrimination. -Page 14 STUDENT BODY The wrong track Lana Bandy from Purdue ·u., Ind., ex- amines how budget cuts have put an end to some schools' track programs. -Pa e 19 COLLEGE FROM THE INSIDE OUT AIDS testing creates debate on civil rights By Jason Scorza • The Daily Targum Rutgers U., NJ A study to determine the prevalence of the AIDS virus among college stu- dents has raised a controversial ques- tion of health education versus civil rights. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey lodged a formal protest last semester against Rutgers U: 's participation in the anonymous testing program. The study, coordinated by the Nation- al Center for Disease Control (CDCl, is designed to determin~ the number of individuals on 20 randomly selected American college campuses who have the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus, known as the \precursor for AIDS.\ The blood samples, leftovers from those drawn for other medical reasons, will be completely confidential and anonymous- only the age, sex, race, month of collection and a number will appear on the transfer tube, said Dr. Robert Bierman, medical director of health services at Rutgers. Because of anonymity, those who test positive for the virus will not be notified. Eric Neisser, ACLU legal director. \ called the testing program \coercive- because health care recipients who See RUTGERS, Page 23 Student fined, suspended lor starting computer virus By Bill .Jacob • Albany Student Press State U. of New York, Albany Last spring, officials at the universi- ty's Computing Center found them- selves fighting off a potentially danger- ous virus. But unlike the measles. this virus was high-tech. And it prnv£>d fatal to onP st ud£>nt's :tcadPmir c:tn·rr University officials would not dis· rlosr thC' studrnt's n:mH' Tht• stuch·nt wa~ suspendr·d from thr· university and fined $2,000 for creating a computt-r virus on om of thl' renttr\ mainfram(' compuh·rs. according to Gr•rard Forget, the Center's director It was thl' first virus found in the school\ computer system. C'omputtT \viruses\ are complicated programs dC'sib'lwd, likl' their biological counterparts, to reproduce themselves, and often execute instructions to print out messages, change other programs, or - what computer users fear most - erase files in memory. Tiny, invisible pr()grams have invaded the personal computing industry like a biological virus. See Page 16. Computing Center officials suspected foul play whPn thP rom put t'r syslt>m hP· gan to n·n·iw largP arnnu nts of joh~ to be processed, Forget said, Pxplaining that whrn thP ~tudPnt wn' thPn appr()aclwd.lw adrnitt.-rl tnrn:lfingfiH virus. Th(' ~tudPnt mtd pay$~.()()() in mm p«·ns;ltinn for thr t\'1:o and a h:tlfrby~ if took the \omputing C'mtcr c;faff to rid t ht> syst l'm oft h1• \·irus, F'org('t sairl In thb case, Forget said, thP virus was \simple by comparison,\ drsign«·rl to ('Vl'ntually rracll ;1 faculty r('S(':lr cher's files. liP said it was\'nwmory ron suming and d£>strudivr.\ But a Computing CC'ntC'r rmployPt' who asked not to be identified said th<· student did not mean to do nn.Y harm

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