Xavier students can now go online without going indoors. This summer, the University installed wireless technology in the academic mall, making that area the fourth wireless computer environment on campus, along with the Gallagher Student Center, the Cohen Center and the McDonald Library.
Wireless technology allows users to access the University’s computer network or the Internet without plugging into a wall jack. JoAnne Young, associate vice president for library services, says going wireless reflects the changing face of education.
“It allows us to respond to the way students learn today,” she says. “They’re much more flexible. They’re not used to sitting in a fixed, rigid environment.”
And this isn’t the end, says Dorinda Giles, associate vice president for information systems and services: “There are plans to expand our capabilities every year.”