Shorter University responds to theft of records of former student athletes

This item is from late September.

Jeremy Stewart reported:

Shorter University is reviewing security protocol after a group of files containing students’ personal information was removed from a campus building.

A letter obtained by the Rome News-Tribune was sent out to former student-athletes by Shorter Vice President for Finance and CFO Susan Zeird urging them to keep a close eye on their credit and financial records.

School officials discovered on Sept. 23 that an unauthorized person accessed and removed the documents, according to the letter.

Read more on Rome News-Tribune.


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  1. Peter - November 4, 2014

    Why oh, who are records not just deleted after someone graduates? Perhaps so people can verify later that they truely attended / gotten a diploma? Is that truely always needed? If so, at least allow the destruction of the SSN data …

    • Dissent - November 4, 2014

      Graduates often need their transcripts for grad schools, jobs, or professional licensing – even years later. But yes, I wish SSN were deleted already.

      And please don’t use my domain name to generate a fake email address to post a comment. You can just leave the email address field blank. I’ve deleted what you submitted on that. 🙂

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