Rowan experiencing network issues

Bunce Hall, on the campus of Rowan University. -Photo Editor/Amanda Palma

This past Tuesday, Jan. 30, Rowan University experienced a campus power issue. The issues caused the Rowan Wi-Fi network to be out of service as well as Rowan’s Public Safety phone lines. Students were sent a text informing them to direct all emergency calls directly to 911, as Rowan Police and emergency services would not be able to be reached during the outage.

The power was restored within an hour, allowing for all networks to be back up and running temporarily. In order for Rowan to fix the network completely, the university called for emergency maintenance on the network infrastructure for Wednesday, January 31 at 10 p.m.

In an email to students, Rowan’s Information Resource and Technology center (IRT) announced the maintenance would cause a Wi-Fi outage as well as out of service phone lines for Rowan’s Public Safety. The Residence Halls on the north side of Route 322 that were affected include Chestnut, Mimosa and Magnolia Halls, as well as the Edgewood Park and Rowan Boulevard Apartments and the Holly Pointe Commons.

However, many students continue to complain about the outages in other living spaces such as the Whitney Center.

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