The phone rings. And rings. And rings. You're not interested.
It rings again, this time for your roommate. He's not there.
Then you hear the calls moving down the hallway.
Students report that telemarketers--particularly from Discover Card Financial Services--are calling their rooms with unusual frequency this spring.
While students say the disturbances are minor nuisances at worst, many were baffled by how telemarketers got a hold of their personal information in the first place. Some suspected the University was selling their addresses and phone numbers.
But University officials said they were similarly confounded.
Instead, industry experts concur with a Crimson investigation that suggests telemarketers routinely get contact information from the student telephone book.
The results have prompted Senior Tutors to remind students in House newsletters and e-mail messages that the student handbook forbids them from selling the telephone book to any outside source.
Phone Office Distributes DirectoryStemming the annual tide of complaints, the student telephone office has published a preliminary list of undergraduate phone numbers, although
Computer System to Improve Phone Service By Insuring Response to Repair RequestsThe installation last month of a $50,000 computerized record-keeping service is the latest of the Harvard Telephone Office's attempts to
DirectoryWednesday, is the last day that forms for the Harvard Telephone Directory can be filled out. Forms are available at
Telephone Number MadnessI have before me a prized possession--one that makes my undergraduate life here at Harvard a lot easier. It's called
CRIME PHONE BOOKSThe 1961-1962 Harvard CRIMSON Student Telephone Directory will be on sale in the House dining rooms through Friday. One dollar
Crimson 'Phone Directory ReadyCopies of the CRIMSON telephone directory, printed on stiff cardboard, are now available. The list, which was printed in the