ITS announces approval for project to install WiFi on the Diag

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Information and Technology Services has received funding approval to install WiFi in portions of the Diag. In September 2017, Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar and CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad announced an initiative outlined as part of their platform to install WiFi on the Central Campus Diag. At the request of students and with the support of President Mark Schlissel, Provost Martin Philbert and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty have approved the project to provide wireless access outdoors on the Diag to support student and campus activities.

“The Diag has long been an important crossroads of the University of Michigan experience,” Schlissel said. “Generations of students, faculty, staff and visitors have traversed it, seeking knowledge and inspiration. It’s the pulsating heart of the university.” Based on their input it has been determined that the areas of coverage will include the Hatcher Library plaza with the Block M, and the areas adjacent to the surrounding buildings: Angell Hall, the Kraus, Chemistry, Dow and Dana buildings, Randall Labs and Hatcher Library. Read the whole story in The University Record.