From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
System-users.svg This user is the owner of multiple Wikipedia accounts in a manner permitted by policy.

@ This user can be reached by email.
de-4 Dieser Benutzer hat Deutschkenntnisse auf muttersprachlichem Niveau.
Plato-raphael.jpg This user has published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals.

Special interests

 • Public safety; university oversight

 • Access to law-enforcement records

 • MIT Crime Club (project advisor 2005–12)


Created user page. --Dervorguilla (talk) 11:23, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Drafted part of WP Blackout Page (see, e.g., Collaborative 2.0; "Billions" of facts). --Dervorguilla (talk) 03:12, 16 January 2012 (UTC)


Full disclosure of interests

Dervorguilla declares that neither she nor any member of her immediate family has a significant financial interest in any product, service, or entity discussed in her edits or in any competing product, service, or entity.


On verb usage

Why does Dervorguilla keep speaking of herself in the third person?

The story:  Dervorguilla the Elder, founder of Oxford University, was in line to become Queen of Scotland but died too young.  Dervorguilla the Younger is half Scottish and could be channeling the now Queen Pretender, who would have a sovereign duty to use the third person ("The Crown consents to your request", and so forth).


Dervorguilla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She's been credited with helping Harvard University report sexual assaults more accurately.

Emily Anthes, "Harvard Police Update Crime Log Data", Boston Globe, July 20, 2004, B3.

The Harvard University Police Department changed its public crime log yesterday after a crime-watch organization accused the department of violating federal law....
Security on Campus, a national nonprofit group, threatened to tell federal Education Department officials that Harvard had failed to abide by the law for the past six years....
Daniel Carter ... wrote to Harvard Police Chief Francis Riley.  "The Harvard University campus community has apparently in many instances been denied access to the specific dates ... and locations of criminal incidents for nearly six years."...
Carter pointed to an entry that Harvard police made on July 6 that did not say when or where a reported sexual assault had occurred....
The online log changed yesterday....  By midafternoon it noted that the assault had occurred ... in a Harvard dormitory....
The conflict dates back to the spring, when ... [a Cambridge resident] alerted Carter to the problem.