New Open Access Computer Room Opened

IET Computer Lab Management opened a new 30-seat computer room during Fall Quarter 2002. Located in 73 Hutchison Hall, the room is intended to accommodate an increasing need for on-campus computers as well as provide greater availability for the growing campus enrollment. The room, equipped with new computers and flat panel monitors donated by Dell (see above), was opened within the core campus and was immediately in use by the campus. On Nov. 7, the computer room's opening day, 163 users--including 139 students, 22 staff members and 2 faculty--used the facility, spending a collective 194 hours using a variety of software programs, surfing the Web, checking email, or writing papers. Open only 24 days during Fall Quarter, the room had 2,313 unique users who logged on 7,735 times. The room is the first of three new computer rooms that will open at that location. (See also the IT Times story at