Opinion: Email to the Baruch College Dean about not being able to use the Wi-Fi at school properly.


Greetings Baruch College, 

Anytime I’m at Baruch College using the Baruch College Wi-Fi it’s very difficult to bring up websites on my laptop and turn pages on websites.

For example, I can’t bring up any websites, documents, or anything for that matter unless I wait several minutes and sometimes hours.  

For example, it can take 3 minutes to bring up the Baruch College website. 

It can take 30 minutes to turn one page on any website. 

Therefore I’ve started to document what’s going on with my 5 laptops when I’m using the Baruch College Wi-Fi. 

For example, I’ll record my laptop screen with my phone. 

I already have several videos showing what’s going on and I’m making more. 

I always make sure that when I record my laptop screen with my phone that there is something behind my laptop. 

For example, right now I’m standing up using my laptop on the 10th floor vertical building ledge in the hallway. 

Another good place to record my laptop screen is in the little desk areas in the Baruch College library where the desks are sort of boxed in and surrounded with the separators. 

I’ve noticed a strange thing since I started recording my laptop screen. 

There will be times, every day, where I can not bring up any website or turn one page on the web when using the Baruch College Wi-Fi. 

Then I will start recording my laptop screen with my phone and the laptop will start moving again albeit at 80% to 90% reduced speeds from how it used to be. 

I never record my laptop screen unless there is something behind the screen. 

Sometimes when I record my laptop screen, standing up at the ledges in the hallways, Baruch College students will crash into me from the sides but I just ignore them. 

I’m used to having Baruch College students cut me off, crash into me, and shove their phones in my face. 

I just ignore the Baruch College students when that happens and move away without saying anything.

If anyone has any ideas about using the Baruch College Wi-Fi please let me know. 

When I have a little more video showing exactly what’s going with me using the Baruch College Wi-Fi or not using it, I’ll send it over if anyone can look at it. 

I’ll also politely and respectfully see what guidance the Help Desk can provide.

I understand everyone is doing their best under the circumstances.

I’m making the best of the situation too.

Thank you and have a great day.

Mark Pine 

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Mark Pine

New York City startups, web marketing, and Baruch College journalism major. 917-815-5415 social@markpine.com