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UNLIKE CORPORATIONS, HIGHER EDUCATION institutions face unique challenges with IT security. As students arrive each semester with their own computers, many times their security devices are off, their anti-virus software is gone or simply outdated, and odd configurations abound.

"WIRELESS COVERAGE IS NO longer a showstopper anymore," observes Frank Monaco, chief information officer at <b>Pace University</b> (N.Y.). "It used to be a big thing, a selling point. But now it's expected, and if you don't have it, the students aren't coming."

 

During his first year as a dean of the Stanford Law School, Larry Kramer spent most of it talking and listening to people-students, faculty, alumni, venture entrepreneurs, the various "consumers" of the school's "product," its graduates. It was out of this intensive dialogue that the seeds for the new plan for Stanford's "three-dimensional degree program" emerged. The plan, that has already stirred intense interest in the higher education and legal communities, was announced in November 2006.

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