B.C. Among 100 'Most Wired' Colleges and Universities

Boston College is one of the "100 Most Wired" colleges and universities in the nation, according to Internet Life magazine. This marks the first time that Boston College has been included among the nation's leading computer campuses in the annual survey and rankings, published by the "Yahoo!" World Wide Web site's weekly magazine.

"The Information Technology group is very pleased that Boston College has been recognized," said Director of Institutional Information Resources and Services James O'Neill. "These rankings provide an objective confirmation of the quality of the computing and communications resources that the University makes available to its students, faculty and staff."

Boston College was ranked 55th among all colleges and universities in the survey. Among the criteria used in the rankings were computer-student ratio, recent computer purchases, availability of wired dormitory rooms and campus technical support.

"Boston College students and faculty get free voice mail and can see a list of, and listen to, the messages via the Web," the report notes.

"We believe Boston College has as strong a technology infrastructure as any comparable university," O'Neill said, "and our community is discovering more creative and exciting ways to use it every year."

Case Western Reserve University was the nation's most computer-compatible campus, according to the report, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked second. Other institutions in the top 100 include Dartmouth College (26th), Babson College (32nd), Williams College (40th), College of the Holy Cross (58th), Duke University (63rd), Pennsylvania State University (73rd) and Wellesley College (88th).

-Reid Oslin

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