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CORNELL SUSPENDS SOFTWARE VIRUS'S CREATOR

Cornell University has suspended the first-year graduate student whose software virus last year infected thousands of computers hooked up to a national network, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The Times said Cornell officials notified Robert Tappan Morris, 23, that he had violated the school's Code of Academic Integrity and was being suspended.In a letter to Morris dated May 16, the dean of the graduate school and the university's Academic Integrity Hearing Board said Morris would be suspended until the beginning of the 1990 fall semester.