May 25, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 1:17 pm Peaches, Peaches, Peaches
  • 1:14 pm Bonner Crowned: The Fearless Leader
  • 1:10 pm A Legacy Defined: Cilecia Foster
  • 1:03 pm The Toros Sweep Stanislaus State, Start CCAA Championships 
  • 12:56 pm Year In Review: 2022-23 Toros Athletics 

MiFi unit offered to CSUDH current students from IT as a resource for distance learning. Art by Chris Martinez.

By Chris Martinez, Layout Assistant

As the approximately 480,00 students enrolled in the California State University system continue navigating the fall semester online, having access to Wi-Fi has become as important as bringing paper and pen to class.

This is why California State University, Dominguez Hills, Division of Information Technology put together the IT Loaner program. 

The program   offers laptops, webcams, headsets, MiFi’s and  other course-specific technology equipment for CSUDH students enrolled in the fall.

Bill Chang, Associate Vice President of Development and Digital Convergence, hopes the MiFi units will help fill the gaps of the digital divide.

“Since March, we have distributed over 700+ laptops, over 230+ webcams, 230+ headsets, and 200 MiFi’s. We have ordered additional devices and are awaiting delivery from various vendors,” Chang said. 

MiFi is a brand name fora  wireless device that acts like a mobile hotspot. 

CSUDH students, faculty and staff can request the loan of a Mifi unit for the fall semester. 

MiFis are mobile internet devices that allow the user to connect their compatible devices such as a laptop, tablet or cellular phone to the internet. 

The process it uses is called tethering.

The MiFi units run on LTE speeds but depend on cellular reception. 

The difference between the MiFi units and regular WiFi units is that WiFi is typically set into a specific spot location, Such as on campus, Starbucks cafe or someone’s home.This means they can only reach a certain location before the signal is lost. 

But with a MiFi unit the internet connection runs through the unit itself and does not depend on a certain location.

Tthe device is what holds the internet connection. It can be connected to a device by accessing the internet as long as there is a strong enough connection via LTE.

According to Chang the current high demand for internet accessible devices all around the worl, make the task of getting the Loaner Program in motion difficult

 “Our challenge was acquiring Mifi devices from the cellular vendors and then distributing all the devices in a safe manner as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines evolved.”

MiFi units are available to currently enrolled CSUDH undergraduate and graduate students. 

According to Chang, “CSUDH I.T. is purchasing additional laptops for students that are faster and have more memory, additional MiFi’s, we are in the process of creating a virtual computer lab, and providing additional instructional technology equipment.” 

The return policy for the MiFi and other devices  is still up in the air according to Chang, “With the recent announcement of Spring term staying on virtual instructions, we are reviewing the return plans and will announce the plans via email to those who have checked out loaner devices.” 

For more information on the Loaner Program and to request a MiFi device, visit the students resources page here.



Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: