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Computer virus hits Lawrence Technological University

Date: October 22, 2007

But the Lawrence Technological University senior may not be able to access the drawings and PowerPoint presentation he's been diligently compiling on his school laptop, after a computer virus detected Wednesday caused glitches in the school's e-mail, Internet connections and personal files, said Bruce Annett, director of public affairs for Lawrence Tech.

To try to isolate the virus, officials took the university's entire computer system offline, including student information systems. Those house student records, communications with professors, homework assignments and course syllabi, and were not affected, Annett said.

While computer services teams worked to restore the system, Lawrence Tech's 4,300 students were unable to access their school work Thursday. Members of the student body are given laptops with required university software when they enroll at Lawrence Tech.

Students and staff members who save personal files for projects on the university drive are safeguarded through a backup system. But there is a chance that information stored on personal drives may be lost, Annett said.

"If files appear to be missing, we will do everything we can to help students recover their work. We are taking this very seriously," he added.
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