Chris Gregg, director of information resources and technology at the University of St. Thomas, tells TommieMedia one reason the university has decided not to switch campus e-mail to Gmail anytime soon:
“At the end of the day students still need someone they can call. It’s not like you’re going to call Google for mail support, so we like to think that we’re providing a little higher quality of control and support over any issues or problems we might encounter in serving and delivering email.”
The University of Minnesota made its switch last fall, but since then has suffered a glitch or two.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.