University network down briefly
Editor’s note: This article has been changed to accurately reflect the statements attributed to Katherine Ball.
MSU experienced a brief period of network downtime Wednesday afternoon because of what Information Technology Services staff are calling a main switch failure in the university’s network infrastructure.
The outage intermittently affected both wireless and wired connections across campus, halting internet-dependent classes in several different buildings.
The outage began at about 12:45 p.m. and remained down until shortly after 3 p.m., when university officials were able to restore service through troubleshooting steps, Information Technology Services Director Katherine Ball said.
International relations senior Sam Zickgraf didn’t realize the network was down when he went to class in Case Hall that afternoon.
“It was really annoying. My class uses Desire2Learn and I needed to pull off articles from it,” Zickgraf said. “I wasn’t going to print them off, they were like 30 pages each. I couldn’t talk in my two-hour seminar.”