As we watch to see the full impact of Hurricane Sandy, I wanted to let you know that there is a small chance that it could have a direct impact on campus. CI Learn is hosted by Blackboard at their data center in Northern Virginia. While the Blackboard data center is extremely robust and well-equipped for emergencies, there’s always the possibility of a disruption to their services, including potential failure of telecommunications circuits in the area. Blackboard maintains multiple backup locations on 4 continents, so I am confident that even if we have an outage that we will lose little or none of our campus data. If we receive any indications of a major problem with this service or any other, we will of course let you know.