The Department of Computer Science supports the free expression and
exchange of ideas and opinions and hopes that users of its computer systems
will actively explore the possibilities of electronic publication on the
World Wide Web. The Department encourages students, faculty, and staff to
create and publish Web pages through its servers, believing that such
creative work develops analytical and imaginative thinking, critical
independence, and respect for intellectual and social diversity.
Exercising one's right to free speech in an academic community, however,
also entails some responsibilities that authors should be aware of:
It is improper and inappropriate to use the Department's Web servers
purposely to annoy, abuse, libel, threaten, or harass anyone, individually
or collectively, or to violate state or federal laws.
The author of a text or the creator of a graphic is protected by copyright
law unless she specifically releases her work into the public domain.
Other authors should not copy such texts or graphics onto their own Web
pages without the original author's permission.
In particular, authors should secure the permission of Grinnell College
before using the College logo or reproducing parts of any College
publication, and should not use the name of the College in any way that
implies endorsement of the author's personal ideas and opinions.
According to the Student Handbook, a Grinnell College student who
wishes to start a business or to organize a fund-raising campaign must have
prior approval and should apply to the Dean of Student Affairs.
Authors should not use the Department's servers for any activity that
violates the College's policies on academic honesty.
The College's computing resources are finite. If one user's Web pages are
so frequently accessed or involve the transmission of such large amounts of
data that other uses of the equipment are impeded, the system
administrators may remove the pages. (Normally, the user will first be
given the opportunity to find a different Internet service provider better
equipped to distribute those pages.)
On each page, authors should provide either a
mailto: link (in an HTML
document) or an e-mail address, so that a reader can easily identify the
author and send comments and criticism.
Authors should ensure that their pages do not go out of date and should
include the date of last revision on pages containing time-sensitive