Archives for May 20, 2014

What is Heartbleed?

In late April, students may have received an e-mail from Western Carolina University’s IT department warning you of a new threat to the internet named “Heartbleed.” The warning was accompanied with a statement that your password for numerous services offered by the school including MyCat, Blackboard and wireless internet would need to be changed if […]

Mass incarceration from a federal and state perspective

The United States imprisons more people at a higher rate and for longer periods than any other country in the world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are over 225,000 state prisoners that are currently incarcerated for drug-related offenses – a costly result of policies created during the drug war that began […]