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Yale Not Worried About Strike

By Dan McGuire
Associate News Editor

Yale University's clerical and technical employee union, with 1,400 members, will go on strike tomorrow as their employment contracts lapse. Dining and student service employees will not join the strike but will support the clerical workers.

The strikers are angered by Yale's recent increase in the use of subcontractors and a relative lack of retiree benefits.

Yale administrators are confident that the strike won't have a big effect. "We've had strikes in the past from both unions, so I'm sure we can survive half a strike," said Deputy Provost Charles Long. [The Yale Daily News]

Computer Virus Strikes Harvard

Computers attached to Harvard University's main file-server were infected by a virus two months ago.

The virus, called "LittleRed.a," prevents IBM-compatible computers from running Windows. Students returning to school are met with the message "Missing/Unable to load" when they try to open Windows.

The virus does not cause data loss, but some Windows files must be re-installed and an anti-viral application run. [The Harvard Crimson]