Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Two-Thirds of University Email Accounts Targeted by Phishing Scam

By Jeff Cirillo May 3, 2017

About 14,000 Georgetown email accounts were targeted within an hour by a widespread phishing scam involving fake Google Docs invitations Wednesday, leading some students and faculty to inadvertently compromise...

Student organizations and outside businesses will be required to install their own Wi-Fi service in order to maintain compliance with new credit card industry regulations.

Student Groups Required To Install Own Wi-Fi

By Emma Kotfica March 24, 2017

Student organizations and outside businesses on campus accepting credit card payments will be required to provide their own Wi-Fi service next year to maintain compliance with credit card industry-imposed...

University to Replace Blackboard, Implement New Technology Initiatives

By Tala al Rajjal May 5, 2016

Georgetown will introduce Canvas as its new learning management system in the fall semester and eventually replace Blackboard in an effort to improve the university’s technology infrastructure, among...

Campus organizations, including The Corp, launched various efforts to engage students in campus environmental initiatives.

Campus Groups Launch Green Initiatives

By Haley Snyder April 26, 2016

In honor of Earth Day last Friday, several offices and student organizations, including Students of Georgetown, Inc. and the Office of Sustainability launched various environmental initiatives, such...

Widespread Wi-Fi Failures Affect Campus

By William Zhu April 1, 2016

Georgetown University experienced campus-wide Wi-Fi connectivity issues beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. According to UIS, the outage occurred due to a faulty firewall. Community members experienced...

A growing number of schools are moving their learning management systems away from Blackboard, which Georgetown uses for its LMS. Blackboard’s nearly 90 percent market share has slipped to about 44 percent.

Blackboard Usership Steadily Declines

By Eunsun Cho October 9, 2015

Blackboard Learn, Georgetown University’s campus learning management system and the traditional dominant player in the LMS industry, is facing hard times. The company continues to see its market...

UIS Opens New Lau Service Desk

By Matthew Larson January 13, 2015

University Information Services opened its third service desk on the third floor of Lauinger Library last Wednesday after a three-month pilot program. The walk-up desk will be the third of its kind, joining...

Sluggish Internet Caused by Broken Network Circuit

By Andrew Wallender November 25, 2014

A broken network circuit caused sluggish, sporadic Internet connections and Google Apps outages on campus accounts Wednesday through Friday. University Information Services is still investigating the...

UIS Introduces Mobile Printing

By Katherine Richardson April 25, 2014

In March, University Information Services implemented a pilot printing program on the second floor of Lauinger Library that allows students to print documents from their phones for free. The pilot, if...

UIS Overhauls Campus Wi-Fi, University Printing

By Eitan Sayag March 19, 2013

University Information Services is in the final stages of overhauling Wi-Fi infrastructure for Georgetown’s 11,000 continuous Wi-Fi users while also evaluating an overhaul to printing on all three...

A Double-Sided Dilemma

By The Editorial Board October 31, 2011

Lauinger Library has failed to embrace the environmentally friendly practices of the 21st century. The system of libraries across campus does not adequately advertise or subsidize any form of double-sided...

UIS Beefs Up Wireless Coverage, Security

By Glenn Russo July 21, 2011

A large-scale wireless Internet overhaul is being rolled out across campus, in a push that will continue throughout the summer, making coverage broader and more secure for users. Saxanet, the name of...

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