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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

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

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Campus organizations, including The Corp, launched various efforts to engage students in campus environmental initiatives.

Campus Groups Launch Green Initiatives

April 26, 2016 at 12:12 am 0 comments

In honor of Earth Day last Friday, several offices and student organizations, including Students of Georgetown, Inc. and the Office of Sustainability launched various environmental initiatives, such as the addition of four solar-powered outdoor chargers throughout campus. In addition, The Corp also launched the Corp Sustainability Committee and a compostingRead More

Widespread Wi-Fi Failures Affect Campus

April 1, 2016 at 12:16 am 0 comments

Georgetown University experienced campus-wide Wi-Fi connectivity issues beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. According to UIS, the outage occurred due to a faulty firewall. Community members experienced intermittent connection to SaxaNet, EduRoam and GuestNet, as well as campus-wide Internet loss for segments of time. Around 1 p.m., the University InformationRead More

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A growing number of schools are moving their learning management systems away from Blackboard, which Georgetown uses for its LMS. Blackboard’s nearly 90 percent market share has slipped to about 44 percent.

Blackboard Usership Steadily Declines

October 9, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Blackboard Learn, Georgetown University’s campus learning management system and the traditional dominant player in the LMS industry, is facing hard times. The company continues to see its market share dwindle, but it seems unlikely that Georgetown will jump ship to a different LMS. First released in 1997, Blackboard was oneRead More

UIS Opens New Lau Service Desk

January 13, 2015 at 1:53 am 0 comments

University Information Services opened its third service desk on the third floor of Lauinger Library last Wednesday after a three-month pilot program. The walk-up desk will be the third of its kind, joining a walk up desk in St. Mary’s Hall and a 24-hour call-in desk. The desk will beRead More

Sluggish Internet Caused by Broken Network Circuit

November 25, 2014 at 2:00 am 0 comments

A broken network circuit caused sluggish, sporadic Internet connections and Google Apps outages on campus accounts Wednesday through Friday. University Information Services is still investigating the cause of the network circuit malfunction, but reportedly fixed the problem by switching to another circuit. “A circuit is the network path that yourRead More

UIS Introduces Mobile Printing

UIS Introduces Mobile Printing

April 25, 2014 at 2:21 am 0 comments

In March, University Information Services implemented a pilot printing program on the second floor of Lauinger Library that allows students to print documents from their phones for free. The pilot, if successful, will be executed at all print stations on campus to augment the printing environment on campus by makingRead More

UIS Overhauls Campus Wi-Fi, University Printing

March 19, 2013 at 2:03 am 0 comments

University Information Services is in the final stages of overhauling Wi-Fi infrastructure for Georgetown’s 11,000 continuous Wi-Fi users while also evaluating an overhaul to printing on all three campuses in the D.C. area. The Wi-Fi upgrades will be completed after Internet access in Healy Hall and White-Gravenor are updated this semester. UIS upgraded or installed Wi-Fi in 24 buildings on theRead More

A Double-Sided Dilemma

October 31, 2011 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Lauinger Library has failed to embrace the environmentally friendly practices of the 21st century. The system of libraries across campus does not adequately advertise or subsidize any form of double-sided printing. Though library printers have always allowed double-sided printing, the cost is the same as single-sided printing and involves tech-savvyRead More