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NEWS

CSU dial-up discontinued

BY MICHAEL DOLAN
COM 225 REPORTER

Cleveland State University will no longer provide students with dial-up Internet access as of July 1.

The service, with its outdated equipment and minimal usage, is seen as no longer being financially viable.

Dominique Porter, enterprise network mangager of the Information Services and Technology Department said, “The dial-up service at one time had between a 70 to 80 percent usage by the total student population, but this has now fallen to under 5 percent.”

Yet to some students, dial-up access is not a convenience, but a lifeline to CSU databases.

The Michael Schwartz Library, Law Library, Campus Webmail, Blackboard, parking updates and emergency notices will now be available only to students with alternative access.

“I’ve been using dial-up for three semesters,” says disabled student Sally Horrigan, 19. “For CSU to shut down the computers two weeks before finals...what am I going to use now?”

Jeff Dell, an assistant technology specialist for the Office of Disability Services said, “The amount of usage over the past few years shows that dial-up is not worth the cost of running so many modems.”

“It’s a shame about those students who are affected by this,” said Gerald Gillinov, disability counseling specialist, “but possible solutions for students may be found at local libraries or community hotlines.”

Disabled students should also check with Campus 411 and the Counseling Center for additional suggestions, Gillinov said.
Barbara Brandau, a TRIO academic advisor said, “If the dial-up service is that out-of-date and unproductive, then it had to be done.”

“There’s been free dial-up service in one form or another since I’ve worked here, and I’ve used it myself until recently,” says service technician Cathy Shepard, an IS&T employee for over 20 years.

“Like many other technologies, this one was doomed to be phased out,” added Porter.

NEWS

Ingenuity Fest to offer artsy, innovative entertainment for all
BY JONATHAN D. HERZBERGER

CSU Summer Stages hits the ground running
BY EMILY OUZTS

Corlett Building now scheduled for demolition
BY VINCE FRATIANI

CSU SkyCam back on Rhodes Tower after upgrades
BY VINCE FRATIANI

Corlett parking lot prep creates accessibility issues
BY MICHAEL DOLAN
COM 225 REPORTER

CSU police blotter
BY NICK CAMINO

Picnic on the plaza during summer school
BY NICOLE SZWAGULAK
COM 225 REPORTER


FEATURE

Looking back & moving forward

In appreciation of Michael Schwartz's vision and in anticipation of Ronald Berkman's plans

A SPECIAL FEATURE BY THE CLEVELAND STATER STAFF


ON THE FRONT PAGE

Fall RTA schedule unlikely to undergo drastic changes
BY EDUARDO OTERO

Schwartz proposes campus wage freeze
BY EMILY OUZTS

Financial setbacks threaten future of fraternity housing
BY LAUREN BULLARD
COM 225 REPORTER


PERSPECTIVES

Give Berkman a fair chance

Schwartz woke a sleeping giant

Journalist's mission: To present the facts, tell the truth
BY EMILY OUZTS


SPORTS

CSU wins lawsuit
BY NICK CAMINO

NBA teams pass on Cleveland State's Jackson
BY NICK CAMINO

Former hoops star begins NFL career
BY NICK CAMINO