10/13/13: During the union bargaining Jamie Moffitt said the faculty would have to choose between raises to get us to our comparators, or wifi. Seems like we got neither. The RG has a great photo, and details from Diane Dietz:
Capacity is the major problem, a university-based blog reported. It will take expenditures in the millions of dollars to address the capacity issue, Melissa Woo, vice provost of Information Services, told a gathering of deans, according to the blog. Woo didn’t respond to phone calls from The Register-Guard seeking comment. Temperamental WiFi is not an easy problem to explain to incoming students, who are accustomed to connecting easily at Starbucks or McDonald’s — or the brew pub down the street.
True enough, Rennie’s and McMenamins at 19th always have good connections. But faculty should keep in mind Dean Gleason’s strict drug and alcohol policy: two cases of emailing while under the influence and you can be terminated. Or did that make it into the final contract?