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Hall Wars approaches Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Hall Wars is this Sunday, Sept. 29, on the Quad at 12:30 p.m. Freshmen and sophomore teams can participate with an RA for free, but are encouraged to donate $10. Sigma Phi Epsilon is also holding a raffle all week at the Carl Hansen Student Center tables with prizes such as a signed baseball from Derek Jeter and a custom Quinnipiac bicycle. All proceeds will go to AIDS Project New Haven. –J. Perkins

Residential Life’s Diversity Week This week is the Department of Residential Life’s Diversity Week. Today at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., students can take a tour of the Albert Schweitzer Institute. Tonight at 7, sociology professor Don Sawyer will discuss “The Differences That Makes us Unique” in upper Ledges second floor lounge. On Thursday at 7 p.m., students can attend the “Meaning of Colors” event to tie dye shirts at the Rocky Top Student Center. Friday at 2 p.m., students can practice Spanish at the Hola Café in the Carl Hansen Student Center. – J. Perkins

Montage Writer’s Series Students can sign up to read their short stories and poems at the first Montage Writer’s Series on Tuesday Oct. 1. The event will be located in Carl Hansen Student Center room 119 at 6 p.m. – J. Perkins

Free Yoga Classes The university will be offering free yoga classes to students and the public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 6 and Oct 13. Physical therapy major and level one certified yoga instructor Ellen Lepore will teach the classes. The classes will be held outside the Albert Schweitzer Institute and participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or towel. – J. Perkins

Expert in health law given new position The university named Leonard Dwarica director of the School of Law’s Center for Health and Law Policy. In this position, Dwarica will work to build a relationship between law and medical students. Dwarica was the distinguished practitioner in residence of health law since 2010 and an adjunct law professor from 2001 to 2004 and 2008 to 2010. – J. Perkins

September 25, 2013

Best Buddies dance the night away By Adelia Couser Contributing Writer

Students and the Board of Directors for Best Buddies Connecticut danced the night away at the Best Buddies dance on Sept. 20 to kick off the year. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that works with individuals with intellectual disabilities. “We pair up college students with intellectually challenged individuals [‘buddies’] in the local community,” said senior Caroline Cadigan, the co-chair of the club and an eight-year participant. The buddies are between the ages of 18 and 70, and there are 22 buddies working with more than 100 students in the club. Club cochairs Cadigan and junior Courtney Montferret work to organize events for the students and their buddies. Best Buddies is an international organization with chapters in all 50 states and six continents. There are 46 chapters in Connecticut in 36 middle schools, high schools and colleges. The central office for Quinnipiac’s chapter is located in New Haven. “The purpose of this event is to try to unite all the chapters in


Best Buddies, an organization that pairs students with disabled individuals, held a dance last Friday. the state,” Cadigan said, adding that 15 chapters attended Friday’s dance. “It’s also a kick-off event for our Friendship Walk, which is the biggest fundraiser.” The Friendship Walk, a 5k walk that both buddies and students participate in, will take place on Oct. 28 and will include music and dancing. Best Buddies member and senior Kerry Gilson said dancing

was her favorite part of the event. “It’s a great way for everyone in the club to meet each other,” she said. “Best Buddies is great; there are so many great events. It’s one of my favorite clubs on campus.” Fellow club member Melanie Powers also praised the event. “The events are always fun; they’re very upbeat, and the Best Buddies dance is wonderful,” she said.

Powers said the club is a “great opportunity” for students to bond with others in addition to opening their eyes and appreciating what they have. “Best Buddies spreads the mission of inclusion,” Cadigan said. “Everyone has many abilities and disabilities, and everyone needs a friend. That’s the message we try to send.”

iOS 7 slows BobcatNet By JULIA PERKINS News Editor

When Apple released the iOS 7 upgrade on Sept. 18, students rushed to download it onto their iPhones. An estimated 15,000 devices were upgraded to the iOS 7 on campus last week, causing BobcatNet to slow down, according to Information Security Officer Brian Kelly. According to Kelly, the activity on BobcatNet is usually consistent and predictable. Yet, when a large number of students tried to upgrade to the iOS 7 at once, it created a traffic jam. “You have a limited amount of bandwidth, so how much capacity we have to and from the internet, which is at one gig, which is a pretty good number,” Kelly said. “It’s the equiva-

lent of if you think about how route 10 or Mount Carmel Avenue is on graduation day with traffic. You’ve overrun the campus with 15,000 people. Traffic comes to a halt.” This was a global problem, according to Kelly. “There were reports of businesses, of other universities last Thursday and Friday across the country that were in a similar bind,” he said. “The traffic was impacting them the same way.” Sophomore Nickolas Shaw said that BobcatNet disconnected randomly many times last week. “I think it would have been a little faster to download [the iOS 7] at home,” Shaw said. “I waited a day or two just because I knew the server would be crazy.”

Freshman Ryan Taylor wanted to download the iOS 7 right away because he waited so long for it to be available. “I tried a bunch of times and [the iOS 7] wouldn’t download on my phone so I had to plug it into my computer,” he said. “The internet in our school is so slow. When you watch Netflix there is always a problem.” According to Kelly, the slow connection mainly affected students as they tried to watch television online, rather than go on Blackboard. “What we find a lot of times is that the students are upset that they couldn’t watch ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Game of Thrones,’” he said. “From an academic standpoint, we had plenty of bandwidth.”

There was little the university could do to immediately fix the situation. “It’s really just riding it out,” Kelly said. “We’re always doing capacity planning and trying to figure out how much do we need for the students and adjust accordingly. It’s not something we can do, it happens on Wednesday, make those adjustments Thursday. It’s something where you need to schedule and buy.” Kelly said that he and his team are here to support the students. “For the vast majority of the time, BobcatNet is sufficient,” Kelly said. “We really want to meet whatever the needs are. We’re always looking at improving it year after year to make it as best as possible.”

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The Quinnipiac Chronicle Issue 5, Volume 83  

The 5th issue of this year's Quinnipiac Chronicle.

The Quinnipiac Chronicle Issue 5, Volume 83  

The 5th issue of this year's Quinnipiac Chronicle.