A $4.5 million internal loan has helped the University of Arizona to push forward a wireless Internet project.
Students arriving next month in this university will be able to log on from personal laptops from several sites around campus. . The system will be password-protected. The university officials expect that both student unions, UA Main Library, UA Mall, Science and Engineering Library, the Integrated Learning Centre and some classrooms will be wireless hot spots. Professors of the university increasingly rely on the Internet to offer quizzes, examinations and study. University officials are developing a campus policy that will dictate wireless use. An annual $65 student fee will pay for the wireless network and other library and technology initiatives.