April 15,1999 - Newswire Release

Author: Dennis Brown

Computer and information technology resources for students at the University of Notre Dame rank among the top 25 in higher education,according to the 1999 survey of “America’s 100 Most Wired Colleges.”p. Notre Dame ranks 23rd in the annual survey, which appears in theMay issue of Yahoo! Internet Life, a monthly magazine published byZiff-Davis, Inc.p. The magazine collected data from 571 colleges and universities andbased its ratings on 39 factors organized under four categories – hardware,academics, free services and miscellaneous services. New criteriaconsidered this year included the number of laptop ports installed oncampus, the accessibility of equipment such as digital cameras, the numberof computers available per student, computer lab hours, and the advent ofwireless services.p. Information technology resources at Notre Dame include ResNet, a$7.1-million computer network that provides a port for every student livingin a campus residence hall, as well as “cybercaf?” ports in LaFortuneStudent Center, Reckers restaurant and the new Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.The University provides students with more than 800 computers in 11 publicclusters, and its DeBartolo Hall and College of Business Administrationcomplex are considered among the most technologically advanced teachingfacilities in higher education.p. Notre Dame’s institutional home page is at http://www.nd.edu .Yahoo! Internet Life is at http://www.yil.com

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