September 16, 2005
The Internet as Emergency Tool
After Katrina swept through, colleges turned to technology to stay in touch with the world
The Internet was designed for disaster, and the global computer network served as a critical communication tool for colleges hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Though campus networks at many colleges in New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast remained offline last week because of storm damage, officials were able to activate off-campus emergency Web sites and use those to keep students,