Computer virus disrupts network The River Campus experienced widespread Internet disruption this past weekend due to an external network failure. Because the failure was external, Web sites and servers maintained from on campus, such as, were not affected while Web sites operated from other locations were rendered inaccessible.Suspicions that the virus Mydoom, the record-breaking computer virus that has infected over one million computers worldwide, was to blame for the problem have been circulating, but could not be confirmed by ResNet workers. The university has also been looking to their Internet Service Provider as the cause of the disturbance, speculating that a lapse of the ISP could result in the problems reported on campus.In the past, Internet services have been disrupted on campus due to viruses, such as the internet malfunction experienced on Hoeing Hall last semester.

CSA’s ‘China Nite’ obtains ‘great turnout’The Chinese Students’ Association held their annual celebration, China Nite, on Saturday and were greeted with success.”We had a great turnout, despite the weather,” CSA President Henry Law said.A senior, Law has been a member of the CSA executive board for four years now and was very pleased with this year’s event.Of the most popular aspect of the night, Law said, “I think people really enjoyed the skit, ‘Journey to the West.’ It’s a parody of a story all Chinese kids are told by their parents.”Freshman Sen-Yu Hsia agreed, and said that the skit “was pretty funny.” Hsia attended the event and participated in the fashion show portion of the evening.The group sold out their tickets at the Common Market, and Law expects an equally strong showing at next year’s China Nite. “We have great underclassmen, they contributed a lot to the group,” Law said. “They’ll put on another great show next year.”

RTS considers changes to bus schedules, routesRepresentatives from the Rochester Transit Service bus service met last week with a Deans’ Advisory Committee to discuss possible changes to the bus routes. According to Glen Sicard, the Director of Parking for the University, the meeting was preliminary and no changes have been made.”RTS was at the meeting to discuss with students possibly opportunities for changes,” Sicard said.RTS is looking to work with the university to figure out how to improve the bus service. “They are developing focus groups and surveys,” Richard Pifer, the Associate Vice-President of Facilities and Services, said.Pifer explained that RTS is looking to collect information from students over the course of the semester. Changes to the bus schedules were not likely to be made before the end of the school year.”Changes this semester are iffy,” Pifer said. “If we want to do it right, next semester would be safer.”Among factors to be considered in making changes to the bus schedules are the demand for new stops, and the ability of RTS to provide and train new drivers. The routes under consideration are Bus 70 and Bus 72. New stops may be added along Mount Hope Boulevard on evenings and weekends.

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Ever since the invention of the wheel, humanity’s been blessed with one terrible curse: the realization that all things are, in fact, cyclical.

5 students banned from campus for Gaza solidarity encampment

UR has been banning community members from campus since November for on-campus protests, but the first bans for current students were issued this weekend.

Gaza solidarity encampment: Live updates

The Campus Times is live tracking the Gaza solidarity encampment on Wilson Quad and the administrative response to it. Read our updates here.