Y-Life ranks USD among top most-wired

Y-Life ranks USD among top most-wired Yahoo! Internet Life magazine (Y-Life) has ranked The University of South Dakota as one of the 100 most-wired schools in the United States.�

USD was ranked 90th out of 1,300 colleges and universities surveyed by Yahoo in conjunction with Peterson's, a leading national provider of educational information.

USD's overall score of 80.82 ranked it higher than larger universities such as Baylor University (91), University of Miami (92), University of Notre Dame (93), and University of Kentucky (94). The only South

Dakota institution to be listed by Y-Life, USD received As in the categories for technical support and Web portal.

"Technology is embedded in USD's strategic plan," said USD Chief Information Officer Roberta Ambur. "It is used to enhance our academic programs and the student's quality of life experiences at the university. This fall, Palm handheld computers were introduced to freshmen, first-year law and first-year medical students. That technology will be used in some of their classes.

"We have a really innovative group of staff and faculty who are coming up with new ways to use the technology," she added. "It's great to see them recognized for their efforts."

Carnegie Mellon University was rated the number one most-wired university by Y-Life, receiving an A in all six categories. Iowa State University (25) received the highest score of all Midwest schools.

Notable universities in the top 10 included Stanford University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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