Carleton notifies employees of phishing attack

Carleton’s Information Technology (IT) department sent out an email on Oct. 12 warning faculty and staff of phishing emails that were being circulated after an information breach occurred in September. According to Don Cumming, the director of university communications, Carleton became aware of the hack on Sept. 24 and continued to gather more information about it until Sept. 28. He said they became aware of the hack when people began asking questions about odd emails they were receiving. “We got inquiries from different people who were on our [email] list asking about it,” he explained. Cumming said the university immediately began to search for the source of the problem, including looking at computers and changing passwords, until they identified a […]

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Carleton kicks off annual Butterfly Show

Carleton’s biology department is hosting its annual butterfly show from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, where visitors will interact with thousands of exotic species. According to a press release, this year’s nine-day show includes 1,300 butterflies from 41 exotic species. It adds that last year, 1,000 local students and 10,000 visitors attended the show. The show is held at the on-campus greenhouse in the Nesbitt Biology Building and is open to students, faculty, and public. Jim des Rivières, a photographer and fine art printer who focuses on moths, has provided posters for the event for the past 16 years. des Rivières said the same core mix of butterflies appeals to crowds each year. He added that the blue morpho butterflies […]

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Special constables attacked near Carleton

An active investigation is underway after two Carleton special constables were confronted by a man wielding a replica weapon during Fall Orientation week. On Sept. 2 at around 4 a.m., two special constables were called to the scene near Colonel By Drive to deal with a situation involving a man with a gun, said Brian Billings, the director of the Department of University Safety at Carleton. He said that Ottawa Police Service was called, and the man fled. According to Billings, this attack was a “random, isolated incident.” He said attacks on special constables are not common and added that the officers are fully trained on how to deal with this situation. “The MOU [memorandum of understanding] between us and […]

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Senate amends student transcript policy

A recent policy change from Carleton’s Senate alters the way dropped courses are marked on student transcripts. Students who drop courses after Sept. 30, the last official day to withdraw from a course with a fee readjustment, will have the dropped course marked as “WDN,” or “withdrawn,” on both official and unofficial Carleton University transcripts. A transcript is a copy of a student’s permanent academic record, listing all courses taken and grades earned. Carleton students are able to request a copy of their official and unofficial transcript through Carleton Central. Prior to this policy change, students could drop courses until the last official day of classes without receiving a notation on their transcript. The reason for the change, according to […]

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