Lakehead is stupid...
Students are being punished in the name of poltitical correctness.
The students and professors at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., won't have wireless Internet access for their computers any time soon. The institution, citing both health concerns and security reasons, has decided against installing the popular technology.This all relates back to the precautionary principle, which states that you cannot use new technology unless it is 100% safe. Which is usually impossible. The plain fact of the matter is that these wireless devices are safe....and if students were allowed to choose, they would choose to use them.
Lakehead is believed to be the only major educational institution in Canada to have taken such a strong step against the technology.
Wireless allows computer users to hook up to networks or the Internet without having to use cables or telephone lines, making access easier in public spaces and homes.
Lakehead's decision affects 7,400 students, 1,600 professors and other staff at the university in the Northern Ontario city.