Tuesday, February 27, 2001
Wireless Internet access in OU housing a first in state
Oakland University students living in campus housing now are able to access the wireless local area network, which provides connectivity to the university computer system and the Internet.
Oakland is the first university in Michigan to have its entire residence hall community on a wireless system.
"Through the implementation of the wireless system, students are now able to access the world wide web, electronic mail, the Internet, discussion groups and other data resources," said Eleanor Reynolds, director of University Housing. "The implementation process was worth the time and effort, and the rewards of seeing students with their laptops connected to the Internet is very impressive."
Oakland University is a comprehensive state-supported institution of higher education located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 110 bachelor's degree programs and 63 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to preparing learners for the 21st-century workplace and society, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and the Honors College.