Network and Wireless

Emmanuel College offers a robust, high-speed network for use by students, faculty and staff. This network connects a secure offsite datacenter to the college and all campus buildings and to the internet. This network extends to all residence hall rooms in the form of a wireless network that students can use to connect to the college network and the internet.

The College has an expansive wireless network that provides fully-redundant coverage to all the residence halls, classrooms and public areas, including the open air quad. Students are able to connect at speeds of up to 300Mbps using 802.11n protocol devices or adapters.

Datacenter + Virtualization

Emmanuel College has joined the industry in moving its servers and systems to an offsite datacenter. These facilities not only keep the college’s information and servers secure, but they offer “greener” and more efficient ways of keeping the college’s computing infrastructure powered and cooled.

Emmanuel College has reduced its physical server footprint by adopting virtual server technologies and cloud offerings for several of the technology services provided to students, faculty and staff.

Information Security

Emmanuel College understands the importance of information security for students and the college systems. The college requires all students to install software that checks to ensure that all computers on the network have up to date security patches and anti-virus protection. This step not only ensures the student has an up-to-date computer that is protected, but that all other computers on the network are protected—creating a safe and secure environment for all users.

In addition, Emmanuel College employs solutions to perform network monitoring for malware, viruses, spam and suspicious network activity.

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Nadel Henville '22: Creating Community Takes Center Stage

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Gianna Kittle '20: Advocating for Justice

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Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

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