Student Room Phone Survey

We were wondering what student room phone usage was looking like these days.  The question is do we keep them give that fact that the equipment is reaching end of life?

Question 1:What is your year of study ?
▪    1st year
▪    124   33.42%
▪    2nd year
▪    91    24.53%
▪    3rd year
▪    87    23.45%
▪    4th year
▪    66    17.79%
▪    5th year or beyond
▪    3    0.81%
371 Total Responses
Question 2:Do you currently use your dorm room land-line connection?
▪    Yes – I have a phone plugged in and do use it.
▪    69   18.60%
▪    No – I do not use my dorm room phone.
▪    302   81.40%
371 Total Responses
Question 3:If you do use your dorm room phone, how often do you use it?
▪    Daily.
▪    5  6.02%
▪    Every other day or so.
▪    14  16.87%
▪    Weekly.
▪    11  13.25%
▪    Monthly.
▪    10  12.05%
▪    Rarely, but I do use it.
▪    43  51.81%
83 Total Responses
Question 4:How important is it to you to have a land-line phone connection in your dorm room?
▪    Very important – I can’t live without it.
▪    11  2.96%
▪    Fairly important- I would like to keep it.
▪    61  16.44%
▪    Not important at all – people still use those things?
▪    299  80.59%
371 Total Responses
Question 5:We will retain common space phones and hall phones regardless of the outcome of this survey and forthcoming study. The purpose would be to ensure 911 calls could be made in an emergency. If you where faced with and emergency and had to dial 911 today, what method would you use?
▪    I would use my cell phone.
▪    309  83.29%
▪    I would the hall phone.
▪    41   11.05%
▪    I would use my room phone.
▪    21   5.66%
371 Total Responses


Your Computer is not a Basketball…

…nor does it get thirsty. Don’t bounce it, and don’t give it a drink. If it gets wet, unplug and/or remove the battery right away, turn it upside down, and don’t start it up for at least 48 hours. Read on for more.

It’s important to realize that electricity running through a wet computer will cause way more damage than the liquid itself. That’s why it’s critical to ensure that it is immediately disconnected from power sources. To be safe, allow it to dry in a warm place (upside down if possible) for 48 hours.

If you’ve dropped your computer and it’s now exhibiting symptoms, there may still be hope for salvaging it, or at least your data–chances are that not every single part of it is broken. If the screen is cracked an external monitor may make it usable.

Dropping and spilling both void computer warranties, but we may be able to help you out. The Student Diagnostic Center on the third floor of the Library can figure out the damage and sometimes even fix it. If you’re a student, call them at x6602. If the damage is to a Hampshire-owned computer, call the IT Help Desk at x5418.

Better yet, use an abundance of caution to ensure you never have to make that call.


Educause Keynote speaker Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel is a writer and visiting professor of strategic and international management at the London Business School. He was the keynote speaker at Educause 10 and spoke about the future of Higher Education , in a talk titled  Reinventing Management of a Networked World.  At first glance  it seemed to be possibly and interesting session , but after viewing it we were blow away by his concepts and vision.  Unfortunately they could not tape his keynote .  Here is an link to a preview phone  interview that gives you an idea of his direction and ideas.   Gary Hamel.    He is certainly worth following.

Bob C