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Student organizations and outside businesses will be required to install their own Wi-Fi service in order to maintain compliance with new credit card industry regulations.

Student Groups Required To Install Own Wi-Fi

March 24, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Student organizations and outside businesses on campus accepting credit card payments will be required to provide their own Wi-Fi service next year to maintain compliance with credit card industry-imposed regulations. Organizations, including the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, Students of Georgetown, Inc. and businesses in Hoya Court,Read More

Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson previously worked for the U.S. Marshals Service as deputy CIO before coming to work at Georgetown.

Q&A: Judd Nicholson Promotes Technology’s Role on Campus

February 23, 2017 at 11:02 pm 1 comment

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Georgetown Judd Nicholson talked with The Hoya about his background, current University Information Services projects and technology issues relevant to students on campus. Can you introduce yourself and give us some information on your background and experiences that you bringRead More

Verizon to Lead Wi-Fi Overhaul

December 2, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

Georgetown will perform a $27.5 million, five-year overhaul of the university’s entire Wi-Fi infrastructure starting this January in partnership with Verizon Communications, according to Vice President for University Information Services and Chief Information Officer Judd Nicholson. The university and Verizon will begin the three-year project this January, starting with theRead More

EDITORIAL: Confronting Cyber Threats

October 14, 2016 at 3:45 am 0 comments

In the past year, the news cycle has featured stories of data breaches on an almost weekly basis. Last week, Wikileaks revealed a previously secret email archive from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about speeches made to corporations. Before the Democratic National Committee convention in July, the DNC’s serversRead More

GU Transitions From Blackboard

September 23, 2016 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Professors have been transitioning to Canvas – an alternative to learning management system Blackboard – after the university made the system available to all professors for this Fall. Current students and faculty who use Canvas have reported that while there have been challenges transitioning to the new system’s interface, theRead More

UIS Plans Five-Year Wi-Fi Overhaul

September 16, 2016 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Information Services is planning a five-year campus-wide Wi-Fi infrastructure overhaul that will cost $20-25 million starting in spring 2017 to combat aging Wi-Fi equipment in various buildings around campus, in an effort to provide students with a faster and more resilient Wi-Fi network. According to Interim Chief InformationRead More

University to Replace Blackboard, Implement New Technology Initiatives

May 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm 1 comment

Georgetown will introduce Canvas as its new learning management system in the fall semester and eventually replace Blackboard in an effort to improve the university’s technology infrastructure, among other new initiatives, according to information released at a meeting between University Information Services and the Georgetown University Student Association Technology AdvisoryRead More


New Solar-Powered Phone Chargers Come to Light

May 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm 2 comments

Georgetown University’s main campus saw the installation of the first of four public, solar-powered cell phone charging stations late last month at the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle turnaround in front of McDonough Arena as part of a new collaborative sustainability initiative.   The Office of Sustainability houses the project inRead More

University Acknowledges Hacking Attempt

April 8, 2016 at 12:18 am 0 comments

Georgetown’s Wi-Fi outage on March 31 was the result of a cyberattack launched against the university, according to interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer of UIS Judd Nicholson. Nicholson said the cyberattack overwhelmed university firewalls causing disrupted Internet service. “Our outage occurred because our network firewalls were unable toRead More

Upgrade UIS Policy

April 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Students and faculty experienced a near — 24-hour period of intermittent outages on Georgetown’s main — campus wireless networks SaxaNet, GuestNet and EduRoam last Thursday. Many students experienced delays in email communication, submitting Blackboard assignments and conducting internet-dependent research. For the majority of students and faculty, such difficulties were onlyRead More