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.
Since members of Grinnell College are free to express their views, even
ones with which the Department officially disagrees or on which it takes no
official position, the Department takes no responsibility for the contents
of the pages published by individual users. The Department does not
regularly monitor or censor users' pages.
However, the Department intends that its computing facilities be used
towards the achievement of the educational goals mentioned above, and
specifically disclaims any intention to annoy, abuse, libel, threaten, or
harass anyone, individually or collectively, or to violate applicable state
or federal laws. The Department advises
authors of WWW pages distributed through College servers of the legal
and moral responsibilities that accompany the exercise of the right to free
speech and expects members of the Grinnell College community to recognize
and accept these responsibilities.