New Verizon cell tower installed on Leavey Center

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Last Friday, Georgetown Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis announced that installation of a new Verizon Wireless cellular tower on the Leavey Center had finished and is now active. The work, which began this past January, improves Verizon’s 4G network reception across campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. “We expect to see improved outdoor coverage in the […]

HOYAS network to be removed Wednesday

Georgetown’s University Information Services announced the full removal of the HOYAS WiFi network on Wednesday due to its lack of proper security controls, according to Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis. SaxaNet and GuestNet,  which are both safer from “compromised computers,” are now the primary WiFi services for students. “HOYAS was an unsecured wireless network that the […]

Georgetown to convert Hoyamail to Google Apps in August

On August 12, all student and faculty Hoyamail accounts will transition to adopt Google Apps. William R. Anderson, Associate Director of University Information Services, announced this information to the student body on Thursday in an email. Hoyamail is currently run through Gmail which was set up in the spring semester of 2009 . However, faculty and […]

UIS apologizes for today’s four-hour Georgetown Internet hiccup

Earlier today, Georgetown students noticed that attempts to access many of the University’s websites, including such necessities as Blackboard and Hoyamail, were met with an error screen. According to an email sent by Beth Ann Bergsmark, the Senior Director of Academic and Information Technology Services, earlier this evening, the glitch was caused by “an unexpected […]

Hoya Roundtable Wrap-up

Wednesday, October 12, Georgetown’s Chief Operating Officer, Christopher Augostini held the first “Hoya Roundtable” to ask students how Georgetown could best serve them. New to the job, Augostini started the meeting by saying, ”The best way for me to orient my self to the issues to the student body was simply to ask you.” There were […]

UIS announces Saxanet, a new campus wireless service, and Eduroam

Yesterday, University Information Services announced by email that Saxanet, a new, more secure campus wireless network, would be installed in various buildings throughout campus beginning in July and August. According to the message, Saxanet will require students to log in with their NetID and password upon their first connection, and will provide encryption to help […]

UIS: “Wireless is coming to Copley March 11″

Wow, you guys. Remember when University Information Services promised to have wireless Internet access in every residence hall by year’s end? Looks like they weren’t lying. According to UIS Associate Director Donna DeLay, Copley Hall will have wireless access come Mar. 11. “University Information Services will be upgrading the data network and activating wireless internet […]

UIS says wireless is coming to residence halls (finally!)

This past week students in on campus residence halls and apartments received an email from University Information Systems concerning wireless internet in these locations. Specifically, it’s coming! Henleans and Harbinites (and everyone else), rejoice! The email states that the wiring process has begun and that workers will need to enter dorms, which they will do […]

New georgetown.edu will debut tonight

Georgetown’s new website will launch tonight, ending an 18-month redesign process. The redesign is the first change made to the University’s website since 2002. “We have worked with many members of the university community for more than a year to develop the structure, content and technical infrastructure to support the new site,” Julie Green Bataille, […]

Georgetown previews new website, will officially launch in two weeks

Yesterday, Georgetown launched the beta version of its long-awaited, redesigned website. As the University’s first redesign since 2002, the preview has a whole lot of new features, including navigation pathways for highly trafficked information and a footer bar that customizes links for students, faculty, alumni, and parents. It also includes videos, interactive campus maps, and […]

Georgetown website debuts beta campus map, still no launch date

The long-awaited University website redesign is making strides toward finishing soon. Yet, its launch date is still unknown. Rumors on HoyaTalk suggest that the site is scheduled to launch in late October or early November. In an email to Vox, Julie Green Bataille, associate vice president for communications, did not confirm those rumors, writing that […]