Updated computer cluster reopens

first_imgAfter several months of planning, renovations and setbacks, the LaFortune Student Center computer cluster, a popular workspace for students, reopened this week.Some of the most notable renovations to the space include new carpet and color scheme.“The new wall colors are calming and less depressing,” sophomore Carlos Zarazua said. “It should be better for stressful last minute studying and working on projects.”LaFortune’s computer cluster had not been updated in 18 years, Brian Burchett, manager of Classroom and Cluster Services for the Office of Information and Technology, said in a Feb. 16 Observer article. In addition to a general remodeling of the outdated room, the layout was overhauled to reflect the transition from students using University-provided communal computers to personal laptops.The change meant fewer actual computers, allowing for more open workspace, as well as two group study rooms, resulting in a layout more conducive to group work.“I really like how it’s so open now. I liked when there were more computers but the open space more than makes up for it,” Zarazua said. “I guess it makes sense, as most people have laptops now anyway.”The plans for the project began in spring 2008 but were not funded until recently. The first expected completion date was Feb. 1, and a more recent report indicated students could expect access to the cluster by the first week of March, in time for midterms.Delays with some of the materials for the project postponed the finishing of trim work and furniture delivery, pushing back the completion of the cluster significantly.“One of the things that delayed the project was getting the carpet from the manufacturer,” Burchett said. “It wasn’t really the fault of anyone at Notre Dame … the carpet manufacturer just had a later delivery than we thought.”Burchett said students were helpful in the renovation process, and he hopes to bring students in on future projects.last_img read more

Man Utd move closer to UCL spot after West Ham draw

first_img But teenage forward Greenwood struck after the interval to lift United into third place in the Premier League. United are ahead of fourth placed Chelsea on goal difference, but the Blues would regain third if they avoid defeat against champions Liverpool later on Wednesday night. Regardless of the result at Anfield, United will finish in the top four if they draw or win in their decisive showdown with fifth placed Leicester on Sunday.United are one point ahead of Leicester going into their last game of the season at the King Power Stadium.Solskjaer’s team were well below their best against West Ham, but they are now unbeaten in 13 league matches and will complete an impressive surge into the Champions League if they emerge unscathed at Leicester. Manchester United moved closer to qualifying for the Champions League as Mason Greenwood rescued a 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell behind to Michail Antonio’s penalty in the first half at Old Trafford.Advertisement They can also qualify for Europe’s elite club competition if they win the Europa League in August.Solskjaer will have been relieved there were no costly mistakes from David De Gea after the United keeper retained his place.The Spaniard made two embarrassing errors that led to goals in United’s 3-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea on Sunday.But De Gea has started every league game since Solskjaer took charge and the United manager backed him in a pre-match interview, saying: “Form might be temporary but class is permanent is that saying and he’s an absolutely top keeper.”West Ham’s point ensured they are mathematically certain to avoid relegation.Beaten for the first time in 20 matches in all competitions at the weekend, United had no time to sulk as they looked to secure that lucrative Champions League berth.United knew draws against West Ham and Leicester would be enough to secure a top four finish.After their sluggish show at Wembley, Solskjaer’s men made a more enterprising start this time and West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski was tested twice inside the first four minutes.Anthony Martial’s stinging strike from just inside the penalty area forced an excellent save from Fabianski, who then plunged to his right to keep out Greenwood’s effort.Rashford tried his luck from 30 yards, but the forward’s powerful drive was too close to Fabianski, while Greenwood’s close-range shot was blocked by Ogbonna.De Gea had been a spectator for the first 40 minutes and when he was finally called into action, Antonio’s header lacked the power to trouble him.But De Gea still had to pick the ball out of the net moments before half-time after Paul Pogba handed West Ham a penalty.Declan Rice’s free-kick was smashed straight at Pogba, who instinctively stuck up his arms to protect his face.Despite Pogba dropping to the turf as though he had been hit in the head, VAR confirmed the France midfielder’s handball.Antonio took the spot-kick, sending De Gea the wrong way for his sixth goal in his last three games.United had let the first half drift out of their control, but Greenwood dragged them level with another demonstration of his remarkable maturity in the 51st minute.Dropping deep to exchange passes with Martial, the 18-year-old kept his composure to drill a clinical finish past Fabianski from 12 yards. Read Also: Chelsea ponder move for Barcelona shot-stopperNo teenager has ever scored more goals in a single season in all competitions for United than Greenwood, whose 17th of the season moved him level with George Best, Brian Kidd and Wayne Rooney.With Bruno Fernandes unable to exert his usual influence, United fell away after Greenwood’s goal and De Gea made a superb tip-over from Jarrod Bowen’s venomous blast before Rice shot narrowly wide from 25 yards.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more